Importance of well balance diet:

All food contains all of the nutrients we need to be healthy, it is necessary to eat various foods in sufficient amounts. A good diet will include many different foods, and sufficient in quantity and quality to meet an individual’s need for food energy and other micro nutrients.

By eating RADISHES you will have the following benefits.

RADISHES

Typical serving size:

5 medium radishes (0
8 oz or 23 g)

HOW THEY HARM

  • Bloating and flatulence

    Allergies

    WHAT THEY HEAL

    Obesity Cancer A member of the cruciferous family, the radish is closely related to cabbage, kale, turnips, and cauliflower
    While not especially high in most essential nutrients, radishes are tasty as well as low in calories, making them ideal for snacking and as a spicy addition to salads, soups, and vegetable side dishes
    Summer radishes have a more intense peppery flavor than those cultivated during spring or fall
    Although the bright red globe variety is the best-known in North America, other types include black radishes, daikons, and white icicles

    Health Benefits

    Provides some nutrients but few calories
    A fair source of vitamin C, radishes also contain small amounts of iron, potassium, and folate
    Five medium-size raw radishes provide 5 mg of vitamin C and yield only 5 calories, making them an ideal snack for those trying to lose weight
    May lower cancer risk
    Like other cruciferous vegetables, radishes supply sulfurous compounds that may protect against cancer
    One study of about 1,500 people in Poland found a particularly strong decrease in the risk of stomach cancer among those who consumed the most radishes and onions

    Health Risks

    Gas
    Radishes can cause bloating and gas in some people, especially those sensitive to other types of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower

    Allergies


    Radishes contain salicylates—compounds similar to the active ingredient in aspirin: Many people sensitive to aspirin may suffer an allergic reaction to radishes

    Allergies

  • Dip radishes into peanut sauce for a spicy snack
  • Add some grated radish to coleslaw
  • Toss slivered radishes with sautéed asparagus pieces

    QUICK TIP:

    Skip the singe To avoid the “hot” flavor found in some varieties of radish, simply peel the skin

    Buying Tip

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  • The peak season for radishes spans from April to July, but most varieties are available year-round
  • When selecting red globe radishes, avoid the larger ones if possible, as they may be pithy
  • A bright color indicates freshness
  • If there are leaves on the stems, make sure they are green and crisp
  • Regardless of which variety of radish you are buying, the vegetables should feel solid and have an unblemished surface

    Storing Tips

  • Unless the radishes are going to be served the same day, you should remove any leaves and tops
    They will stay fresh longer without the tops
  • If they are not already packaged, store radishes in plastic bags
  • They will keep for about 2 weeks