I have to admit, I've never been a big fan of radishes.
🌱 However, they're very easy to grow, so I would give seeds to my kids to plant when they were young. They come up quickly and are very satisfying. I would use the greens in a salad or stir fry, and give the actual radishes to my neighbor, who loves them.
🌱 After researching their health benefits, I think I'll start growing them again, and EAT them!
🌱 Radishes have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Eating them regularly helps to prevent viral infections such as the common cold and the flu.
🌱 Radishes also contain a volatile ether that dissolves mucus or phlegm, cleanses and expels gallstones from the bladder, and cleanses the kidneys.
🌱 The can be especially good for relieving hoarseness, sinus congestion, and sore throats.
🌱 Because they contain enzymes that aid in the secretion of digestive juices, they are beneficial when eating heavy starchy foods.
🌱 The French often put fresh radishes out with salt and butter, before the meal.
🌱 Fresh, raw daikon radish contains a substance that inhibits the formation of carcinogens in the body.
🌱 Radishes are great for detoxification, due to the cleansing properties described above.
🌱 I've often used daikon radishes and any other types that I may have in a cleansing vegetable broth that I make if I'm doing a weeklong food based cleanse. Now I know why!
Now to you. Are you a radish fan? Have you ever grown them?
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.