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Radish

Radish

Radishes grow just about anywhere. People think, 'Oh, it's just a radish.' But radishes are delicious, and people don't think of cooking them." ~Emeril Lagasse

With a distinctive taste and being easy to harvest, radishes are a smart addition to your garden and salad!

Five Fun Facts

  • Ancient Greeks and Romans left written records with their thoughts about radishes
  • The world’s largest known radish was grown in Japan. It was over 68 pounds!
  • Ancient Egyptians used radish seed oil in their cooking.
  • Radishes come in red, white, green, pink, purple, yellow and black varieties, and their interiors are typically white, though some varieties have streaks of color.
  • Each radish has about 1 calorie, so enjoy!

Nutrition Info

Radishes are a good source of:

  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Potassium

    Benefits

    Radishes may be beneficial in the following ways:

    • Improving liver health
    • Improving the urinary system
    • Helping detoxify the blood
    • Improving digestion

      Cautions

      Consumed in large amounts, radishes may lower your blood pressure and irritate your digestive tract. Avoid radishes if you have gallstones.

      Suggested Recipes 

      For the Kids and Kids-at-Heart

      Download this radish crossword puzzle  to have some fun! 


      Credits and thanks in addition to recipes and information linked above: azquotecom; emedicinehealth.com; justfacts.com; naturalfoodseries.com; enrandomfacts.com; webmd.com. Inclusion of a link does not imply WHF endorsement of all content at that link.

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