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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Radish

Our radish in the garden  are getting  bigger so I  pulled out some today and tried to incorporate it in a dish.  I have never cooked with radish before  nor fond of eating it.  I remember the first time I tried radish, it was bitter so  after that I  never tried it again.
After I sliced them up, I tried it to make sure that it isn't bitter and it wasn't. I gave the leaves to our bunny coz he loves it
I was craving for some   fish today so I  got out two cans of sardines and cooked it with the radish since I did not have available vegetable to go with it.
I was very surprised that the radish was rather good!
From now on, I will be eating the radishes that I grew in my garden especially that I found great health benefits of it online.  Below is the article I found  for  info.

1. Naturally cooling

Radishes are a naturally cooling food and their pungent flavor is highly regarded in eastern medicine for the ability to decrease excess heat in the body that can build up during the warmer months.

2. Sooth sore throats

Their pungent flavor and natural spice can help eliminate excess mucus in the body and can be especially helpful when fighting a cold. Radishes can help clear the sinuses and soothe soar throats too.

3. Aids digestion

Radishes are a natural cleansing agent for the digestive system, helping to break down and eliminate stagnant food and toxins built up over time.

4. Prevents viral infections

Because of their high vitamin C content and natural cleansing effects, regular consumption of radishes can help prevent viral infections.


5. Eliminates toxins

In Eastern and Ayurvedic healing practices radishes are said to have effective toxin-purging effects, helping break down and eliminate toxins and cancer-causing free radicals in the body.

6. Protects against cancer

As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family (same family as broccoli and cabbage) radishes contain phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals that are cancer protecting.

7. Relieves indigestion

Radishes have a calming effect on the digestive system and can help relieve bloating and indigestion.

8. Low in calories, high in nutrients


With a very low calorie count, less than 20 calories in an entire cup, radishes are a great way to add nutrients, fiber and tons of flavor to your meals without compromising your health.

9. Keeps you hydrated

With a high water content and lots of vitamin C as well as phosphorus and zinc, radishes are a nourishing food for the tissues and can help keep your body hydrated and your skin looking fresh and healthy all summer long!

Source: http://www.fullcircle.com/goodfoodlife/2012/05/14/9-reasons-to-eat-your-radishes/

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Franc said...

It's so cool having radish as part of your plantation and eventually cooking them. They have a lot of health benefits,

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