Radish is a type of root vegetable that have been used in cooking, food preservation, and medicine for centuries. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals, and offer a variety of health benefits. Radish is known for their ability to help with digestion. The high fiber content helps to improve digestion and keep your digestive system running smoothly. It is also known to be a natural diuretic, helping to flush out toxins from the body. It is great for reducing high blood pressure. The potassium content helps to lower blood pressure, and the antioxidants help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Radish Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Radishes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They contain vitamins A, C, and E, along with B-vitamins like folate, niacin, and pantothenic acid. Radishes also boast a high amount of minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Radishes are filled with nutrients that help to boost the immune system. They contain antioxidants like vitamin C, which help to fight off free radicals and keep the body healthy. Radishes are full of vitamins and antioxidants that help to improve skin health. They can help to reduce inflammation, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin tone. The vitamins found in radishes also help to nourish the skin and protect it from environmental damage. Make sure to include radishes in your diet to reap all of their amazing health benefits. Nutritional value per 100 g radish:
- Biotin: 0 mcg
- Calcium: 32 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 4.7 g
- Chloride: 76 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 5.2 mg
- Chromium: 0.2 mcg
- Copper: 0.1 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
- Energy (Calories): 16 kcal
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Iodine: 0.9 mcg
- Iron: 0.4 mg
- Magnesium: 15 mg
- Manganese: 0.2 mg
- Molybdenum: 2.4 mcg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.2 mg
- Phosphorus: 27 mg
- Potassium: 195 mg
- Protein: 0.7 g
- Saturated fat: 0 g
- Selenium: 0.6 mcg
- Sodium: 40 mg
- Sugars: 2.6 g
- Vitamin A: 316 IU
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.3 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 14 mcg
- Vitamin B12: 0 mcg
- Vitamin C: 16 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 IU
- Vitamin E: 0.1 mg
- Vitamin K: 23.3 mcg
- Water: 95.2 g
- Zinc: 0.2 mg
Radish In India
Horseradish tree is different from the radish mentioned in this post. We have a separate post for horseradish tree (Moringa oleifera) health benefits. In the United States, the cherry-sized red radish is the most common variety sold, but radishes come in all shapes, sizes and colors, including an intriguing black one. Popular varieties besides the Scarlet Globe and Cherry Belle (both globular red radishes), are French Breakfast (an elongated, white-tipped red radish). White Icicle (long and mild tasting) and the favorite of all Japanese, the Daikon (a long, sharp-tasting white radish).
- Scientific Binomial: Raphanus sativus
- Common English: Radish
- Ayurvedic: Muulaka / Laghumuulaka / Muulakapotikaa / Visra / Shaaleya / Marusambhava
- Unani: Muuli / Turb Fajal
- Sanskrit: Mulaka / Mulika
- Hindi / Urdu: Mauli / Mulak / Muli
- Bengali: Mulo
- Marathi: Mula
- Telugu: Mullangi
- Tamil: Mullangi
- Kannada: Moolangi / Molamgi / Mulamgi / Mullamgi
- Malayalam: Molabham / Mullaanki / Patiram
- Punjabi / Sindhi
Radish is helpful in the treatment of asthma, sinus trouble, tonsilitis, hypoglycemia, jaundice, bruises, burns, cholesterol, diarrhea, leukoderma, bad breath (halitosis), acne, warts, body odor and has broncho dilating properties so try to include them liberally in food preparations, such as when flavoring soups and salad dressings. Radish is rich source of Sulphur, chlorine, antibiotic substances, vanadium, and magnesium.
- Hair Care: White radish and daikon is a nourishing diet. Adding this to different recipes or drinking juices extracted from it are beneficial for the hair. Healthy hair depends upon eating nutritious food.
- Fats in Body Tissue: Here is a Japanese folk remedy to reduce and eliminate solidified deposits of hard fat embedded in body tissue. Equal portions of grated carrot and daikon (1 tbsp. each) were added to 2 cups of water with 7 drops of soy sauce, 1 tsp. lemon juice and a pinch of kelp, and allowed to boil for 5 minutes. The broth was later strained and 1 cup prescribed twice daily, in the morning and again at night.
- Acidity: Radish juice is alkaline in nature that help to tame the acid in the stomach. Try adding add a pinch of salt and pepper for flavor. If radish juicing tastes strange to you, just eat some raw vegetables.
- Piles: White radish is considered highly valuable in the treatment of piles. Grated radish mixed with honey may be taken in this condition. This vegetable can also be taken in the form of juice with a pinch of salt. It should be given in doses of 60 to 90 ml. in the morning and evening. White radish well ground into a paste in milk can also be beneficial applied over inflamed pile masses to relieve pain and swelling.
- Diarrhea: Red radish is helpful for diarrhea. In a food blender thoroughly mix together a handful of chopped red radishes, 1 cup of cold milk and 1/2 tsp. cornstarch. Drink the entire amount slowly. This concoction should stop the runs in less than an hour. Repeat again in 4 hours, if needed.
- Gallstones and Kidney Stones: To prevent gallstones and kidney stones, try drinking a daily drink made with red radish and red wine. Blend together 2 chopped red radishes and 1/2 cup of red wine. This mixture may be taken twice a day for difficult urination too.
- Leukoderma: Radish seed sprouts gives optimum nutrition. Radish seeds works for leukoderma white patches. A paste made from the seeds of the radish can be use in the treatment. About 35 grams of these seeds should be powdered in vinegar and applied on the white patches. For better results, seeds should be finely pounded, mixed with a little white arsenic and soaked in vinegar at night.
- Pertussis: Whooping cough can be treated with radish. A syrup prepared by mixing a teaspoon of fresh radish (muli) with equal quantity of honey and a little rock salt, is beneficial in the treatment of this disease. It should be given thrice daily.
- Weak Immune System: Black radish juice is very helpful for weakened system to absorb a maximum amount of nutrients. Black Spanish radish is good to treat gall bladder stones. Try giving 1-2 cups radish juice daily. These 1-2 cupful are continued for 2-3 weeks. Then the dose is decreased until 1/2 cupful are taken 3 times weekly for nearly another month. The treatment may be repeated by taking 1 cupful at the beginning, then 1/2 daily and later 1/2 every other day.
- Headaches: Eat raw radish is good to cure headaches in the back of the head. It help energy move downward in the body, rather than rising to the head.
- Jaundice: Green leaves of radish is great remedy for jaundice. The leaves should be pounded and their juices extracted through cloth. One pound of this juice daily is sufficient for an adult patient. It should be strained through a clean piece of muslin cloth before use. It provides immediate relief. It induces a healthy appetite and proper evacuation of bowels, and this results in gradual decrease of the trouble. In most case a complete cure can be ensured within eight or ten days.
- Body Odor: After morning shower or bath, pour some of above mentioned leaves juice into the palm of your hand and rub under each armpit. Or else just spray some beneath each arm and on the soles of your feet and in between the toes, rubbing it in good to afford several hours’ protection against odor.
- Spider Bites: The juice of daikon radish is useful for spider bites.
Side Effects and Precautions
Do not to eat radish and turnip along with milk, which can lead to skin diseases. Too much may induce ﬂatulence, heartburn, and “thin blood” (people taking blood thinners may overthin their blood thereby).
Q. What to do with extra radishes?
If your garden has been producing an abundance of radishes this summer, you may be wondering what to do with them all. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious recipes and creative ways to use up your bumper crop of radishes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Daikon Pickle: Pickling is a great way to preserve your radishes and enjoy them throughout the winter months. Start by selecting small, firm radishes and slicing them into thin rounds. Place the radishes in a mason jar, and add a brine made from vinegar, sugar, and spices. Allow them to sit in the brine for at least two weeks before eating.
- Roast: Roasting radishes brings out their natural sweetness and is a simple way to enjoy them. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and toss your radishes in a bit of oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Salad: Radishes can add a nice crunch and a bit of color to any salad. Slice them into thin rounds, and add them to your favorite greens. You can also add them to grain salads, like quinoa or brown rice, for a bit of extra flavor.
- Radish Salsa: Radishes are a great addition to salsa, and can add a nice crunch with a hint of sweetness. Start by blending together tomatoes, onions, garlic, and jalapenos until smooth. Then, add in finely diced radishes and stir. Enjoy with your favorite chips or tacos.
By experimenting with your radishes, you can create some truly delicious recipes that will help you make the most of your bumper crop. Enjoy!