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Radishes

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Product Description

Radishes in general are excellent flavorful snacks or additive, which are low in calories but high in taste.  Many know of only the round red root as a typical radish but they come in multiple forms. Daikon radish is a long white root vegetable with a crisp flavor and health benefits of radish.  Originating in continental Asian though this vegetable is typically associated with Japan.  Our third variety of radish is the French Breakfast Radish, which is slight and red similar to the standard radish.  However like the daikon this radish has an elongated shape and the flavor is slightly less powerful and more understated than the standard red round radish.

 

Health Benefits

All radishes are natural digestive cleansers as they are high in fiber. They have high levels of vitamin c, which helps to boost your immune system and are low in calories.  It bares note, that as the radish cleanses your system it may also cause gas in some people.  Also, radishes contain salicylate, which is one of the ingredients in aspirin.  Thus is you are allergic to aspirin radishes may be a vegetable which you should avoid.  An old Chinese proverb notes “Eating pungent radish and drinking hot tea let the starved doctors beg on their knees.”

Recipes

DAIKON RADISH SALAD

This receipt was featured as “Receipt of the Week” with free samples at Farmers Market in Concord on 06/14/14

• 1 lb. thickly diced Vegetable Ranch Daikon Radish
• 1/3 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
• 1/4 c. diced Vegetable Ranch Garlic Scallion
• 3 tbsp. Honey
• 2 minced garlic cloves
• 1 c. Uncooked Quinoa
• 2 c. Garbanzo beans rinsed
• 1 c. vegetable oil
• ½ c. Sundried tomato

1.) In a small mixing bowel, add minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil and honey. Then set aside
2.) Bring quinoa and 2 cups of water to boil then simmer for 5-10mins allowing quinoa to absorb water. Allow quinoa to then cool.
3.) Combine cooked quinoa, daikon radish, garbanzo beans, garlic scallion, sundried tomato and small mixing bowel mix.
4.) Serve chilled as stand alone side salad or over lettuce mix.