- Before storing cut off the tops leaving about 1/4 inch of stem.
- Store in separate bags in the refrigerator.
- Roots are best if used within two weeks of harvest.
- Greens or tops should be used as soon as possible.
- Scrub with a vegetable brush and wash with cold water
- Trim the tops and bottoms.
- Do not peel the prepared radish; leave the skin intact.
Ideas for using radish tops:
- Chop some leaves into a fresh salad
- Add to your stir-fry
- Add to soups
- Braise along with other greens
Recent studies have shown the following possible health benefits.
- Beneficial for the teeth, gums, nerves, hair and nails
- Stimulate appetite
- Relieve nervous exhaustion
- Supports lung health
- Aids in digestion
- Relieves constipation
- Relieves runny nose
- Helps with weight loss
- Assists in dissolving gall stones
- Helpful in cases of tuberculosis
- Mild diuretic
- Good for diabetics
Excellent source of:
- Folic acid
- Dietary fiber
Very good source of:
A good source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
Note that radish greens contain far more Vitamin C, calcium, and protein than the roots.