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Produce of the Month: Radish

Meet the Underrated Radish 

This peppery root is coming into season this month and while some may downplay the radish since it is not a proclaimed “superfood” this spicy vegetable has a lot more to offer than  just a light kick to your salad! 

Radish benefits

The red skin radish is particularly low in total calories, only 12 kcals per ½ cup,  but is a wonderful source of potassium, folate and Vitamin C. You can also eat the leaves of radishes. They make a wonderful addition to salads. Radishes a peppery and have a great bite to them when they are raw, however once they are cooked, they become extremely mild and need some assistance from olive oil and salt to really bring them to life. 

Radishes contain compounds that are converted into sulforaphane, a phytochemical known to protect cells from DNA damage and potentially reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Radishes also contain anthocyanins which are antioxidants that protect the cardiovascular system along with reducing inflammation. Radishes are a wonderful addition to your spring menu and should be popping up in your local farmers market this month! Read below to find some healthy and delicious recipes that highlight the radish. 

Radish Recipes:

  1. Air Fryer Radishes (my FAVORITE way to eat this vegetable!) : 
  2. Roasted Radishes: 
  3. Radish Salad (perfect for Spring) 

-In Health & Happiness, Jessica Murgueytio 

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