Radishes are on special this week! Now, I can just see many of you rolling your eyes and saying “yuk”
But before you do…
Read these interesting little tidbits of info about the lowly radish and how you can enjoy them.
Hopefully, it will help you see their value and entice you to give them another try!
They are one of the fastest growing edibles – from seed to table in just 3 to 4 weeks.
They’re often planted next to other crops because their pungent odor deters many kinds of insects.
Radishes grow all year long. They have different varieties, according to the seasons when they are grown and their many shapes and colors.
The entire plant is edible! The greens can be used as a leaf vegetable. Try this recipe for radish greens sautéed in miso butter.
An entire cup of radishes is only 24 calories and provide 28% of your RDA of Vitamin C
Radish juice may help prevent gastric ulcers
Radishes are a natural antifungal and has been found to help kill Candida, which causes yeast infections in people
While radishes are pretty much a staple in Mexican cooking, I don’t think they’re super popular otherwise. They can range from sweet to spicy, so one may have to acquire a taste for them. If they’re left sitting too long in the ground or in the refrigerator, they become bitter so many people don’t think they like them. I was one of those people but have learned to appreciate them.
Have you heard about roasted radishes?
If you like potatoes, you will love these. Tasty as a potato but without the carbs! I believe I just heard a loud roar of joy from the Keto followers out there! Here’s a 5-star roasted radish recipe:
Here’s 3 other tasty ways to eat them:
- Thinly sliced in the middle of your sandwich or on top of your taco
- Finely chopped in your tuna or chicken salad
- Processed into a radish dip for veggies – ½ cup Greek yogurt, ¼ cup chopped radishes, 1 minced garlic & a splash of red or apple cider vinegar.
Okay, so now you know. Don’t forget to add them to your box this week! The radishes we have this week are red radishes from Gaytan Farms. They’re super sweet with a kick of spice. Enjoy!