When it comes to weight loss, radishes are one of the top foods to eat. Radishes are filling, which means they satisfy your hunger without a lot of calories. They are also low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage, and contain a lot of water. So it is probably no surprise that radishes contain fiber, aka indigestible carbohydrates. Fiber helps your system flush and function with regularity. Ironically, these naturally-heated veggies may help put an end to any burning sensation experienced during urination. That may be because radishes are a natural diuretic, purifying the kidneys and urinary systems and relieving inflammation. For overall health, radishes provide the body with folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium, as well as good amounts of copper, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, and calcium. Radishes can also regulate blood pressure, relieve congestion, and prevent respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis. They have antibacterial, antifungal, and detoxifying properties, and contain compounds that soothe rashes, dryness, and other skin disorders.
The number of different types of radishes is nearly ENDLESS, but radishes can be hot or mild, round or oblong, big or small. Radishes are available in so many different colors from reddish-purple to rosy pink, black, pure white or even green.
Read on to learn about the exciting types of radish:
#1 -Radishes, onions, and garlic were paid as ‘wages’ to the Ancient Egyptian laborers who built the Pyramids.
#2 – Allyl isothiocyanates cause the strong, slightly pungent flavor of radishes. These are oils present in mustard, horseradish, and wasabi as well.
How to buy and store:
For maximum storage, put unwashed radishes with their greens removed in a plastic zip-top baggie with a slightly damp paper towel inside the bag. Place the bag in a cool, moist, dark place, like the crisper drawer of the fridge. The radishes will last several weeks stored in this manner.
How to prep & cook:
Just like the ENDLESS types of radishes, there are so many ways to enjoy radishes. Raw is only the beginning, let me introduce you to roasting them!
Don’t hesitate to try them any way you want! Throw them into the crockpot with a roast or even mix them into a stirfry. Again, that word, the options are ENDLESS.