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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 

      Summer Radish Salad - gluten-free
      Roasted Radishes - a vegan recipe; low-calorie; gluten-free
      Easy Pickled Radishes - low fat; gluten-free
      Ina Garten's Roast Chicken with Radishes - gluten-free
      Tyler Florence's Grilled Shrimp with Mango Lime and Radish Salsa - gluten-free

        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: azquote.com; 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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