The Lovely Radish


12805545_sI was at the market the other day and ran across a gorgeous bunch of radishes. So bright red and lovely, with just a little bit of spice on the inside. Sounds like some people we know, huh?

The great thing about the radish is not only it’s crunch, but also how healthy it is for you.

The radish is packed full of vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system and detoxify our bodies. The antioxidants in radishes can also help protect us from free radicals that may cause cancer.

The radish is a low glycemic index food, which means it helps regulate your blood sugar levels. This helps keep your metabolism at an even keel and will help you lose weight.

Radishes contain potassium, which helps with muscle cramps, brain function, blood pressure, anxiety, stress, metabolism, a healthy heart and kidney functions.

Radishes contain folic acid, which is necessary for the healthy development of our cells, a healthy brain and protection from cell damage that may lead to future cancers.

Here’s a recipe for radishes that will give you a spicy crunch.

Spicy Radish Salad

Serves 8

  • 3 tbsp linseed oil
  • 1 heaped tsp Wholegrain mustard
  • juice 2 limes
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • handful mint leaves, shredded
  1. To make the dressing, heat the oil in a pan, then throw in the mustard seeds and cook until they start to pop. Tip the seeds into a bowl and allow to cool. Add the rest of the dressing ingredients to the bowl and whisk everything together.
  2. Add the tomatoes, onions, cucumber and radish to the dressing, stir to coat, then allow to stand at room temperature for 10 mins before serving.


The Lovely Radish — 4 Comments

  1. Sounds fab and I just happen to have a huge bag of radishes in my fridge, maybe no quite as nice as your super fresh ones, but as good as I can get. Will try it for lunch tomorrow. Thank you xx

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