The Radish is reportedly native to China and is a member of the Brassica family, similarly to cabbage.

 

Radishes are typically red with a circular shiny white flesh the size of a golf ball. Originally radishes were black, but through cultivation, radishes are now found in the colours, pink, purple, yellow, white, green and dark grey. Radishes are crunchy in texture, with a distinct pungent flavour.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Provides a generous amount of vitamin C (particularly green daikon radish) which provides antioxidants to support autoimmunity in the body and help fight against degenerative diseases. (1)

 

  • Contains good amounts vitamins B-2 (riboflavin) and B-6 (pyridoxine) which combine together to help effectively metabolise carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body to provide energy for cells and neuron functions. (2) (3)

 

  • A natural diuretic, purifying the kidney and urinary systems and relieving inflammation (4)

 

  • Good supplies of potassium which provides electrolytes to regulate blood pressure and help prevent respiratory problems such as asthma. (5)

 

  • Consists of calcium which is evident from the bitter taste of the vegetable. (6)

 

  • Contains magnesium and copper which is important to promote neuron functions as well as provide joint movement and blood oxidation. (7) (8)

 

  • Has antibacterial, antifungal properties, which seek to detoxify the body and promote healthy skin. (9)

 

Radish Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 16
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 39 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 6%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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