Hopefully this post will convince you that superfoods don’t need to come from the amazon rain forest, they can grow right in your own backyard or be grown by your favorite local farmer!
Full of vitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, manganese, vitamin K and fibre, radishes are also a great source of glucosinolates, a phytochemical which may decrease the risk of certain cancers. The sulpher based chemicals found in radishes may promote bile production, helping to maintain a healthy liver and gallbladder, and improve digestion.
Try these Quick Marinated Radishes on a sandwich or over a salad.
- ½ lb radish, thinly sliced or quartered (you can try a combination of radishes, cucumber, carrot and peppers)
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
- Sweetener, to taste (up to 1 Tbsp) – honey, sugar, agave, etc.
- Salt, to taste (up to 1 teaspoon)
- Minced Chives, to taste
Toss everything together and leave it to sit at room temperature for at least an hour before consumption. Or store in the fridge for up to several days (if it lasts that long).
This bright, crisp and peppery salad is glorious alongside simply grilled meats or fatty starches.
This is equally delectable in condiment form and served as a salsa. Instead of quartering the radishes, give them a fine chop. The sweet, bold, piquant salsa is well worth the effort of chopping a few radish.