Geek talkRaphanus Sativus

But we talkRadish

Description In Greek, Raphanus means “quickly appearing” and it fits perfectly for the fast sprouting of the radish plant which can last a mere 3 days. Due to the lack of archeological evidence no one knows for sure where radish is native to, but economic botanist Daniel Zohary believes it originated in west Asia and Europe1. Radishes have numerous varieties consisting of many colors including: red, pink, white, grey, and yellow; sizes, and durations of cultivation time. The bulb of the radish is often eaten raw, or steamed to soften it up.

Kitchen PharmacyRadishes are a great source of Manganese, which helps ensure a healthy bone structure, helps the body absorb calcium, regulates sex hormones, blood sugar, and the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Radishes also contain Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin C, and Potassium. Radishes can be used as a treatment for many ailments including whooping cough, arthritis, liver problems, constipation, dyspepsia, gallstones, kidney stones, and intestinal parasites.

Nutrition: 1 Large Radish Contains

Origin: Romania 

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