Radiant Radishes….

I love root vegetables and the radish is no exception. Believe it or not, the radish is part of the cruciferous family of plants such as broccoli and cauliflower. Other root vegetables belonging to the cruciferous family that you may recognize as well are: mustard, wasabi and horseradish. Interesting! 

The radish comes in several types and colors, most commonly seen with the brilliant red outside and pure white inside. It is deliciously peppery and crunchy which makes it a fun combination of flavor, texture and heat.

It is super packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, folic acid as well as a small amount of magnesium, copper, calcium, vitamin B6 and riboflavin.

You can eat the radish raw, steamed or mixed in with entrees such as salads, stir-fry, and soups or even on a pizza. Did you know that the leaves of the radish plant are also edible and can be steamed like a green leaf such as spinach or turnips? Good Stuff.

I encourage you to pick up this delightful plant and add a little flavor and funk to your meal.

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