The Radishes Are Coming
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Cool, crispy radishes are a simple, but tasty addition
to salads. Sliced thin over a mixed salad, they add nutrition
and color, along with a distinctive kick of tangy flavor.
Or chop them into an egg salad and enjoy a little extra
zing. Radishes have their place as a garnish, soup topping,
Asian salad accent, and even on their own, as a fresh,
simple, and crunchy snack. Don’t overlook this
little powerhouse of flavor—it can add vitality
to your diet in so many ways.
Radishes are fat- and cholesterol-free, low in calories
and sodium, and high in vitamin C. They also contain
sulfurous compounds, which may help protect against
- Radishes grow fast, and are named for the
Greek word for fast-appearing.
- Radishes are a member of the mustard family.
- Radishes come in many colors, including red,
pink, white, and black, and some varieties grow to
100 pounds or more.
Good quality radishes should be bright in color with
firm, well-formed roots and crisp, white flesh. Attaches
tops should be green and fresh. Avoid radishes that
appear dry, wilted, spongy, or rough-skinned.
The Fresh1 radishes come from Florida and are available
November through June.
Store radishes in the refrigerator.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy