FRESH DAIKON RADISH
Daikon radish is most often grown for its root, though the green tops are just as edible and versatile. The root of the Daikon radish is cylindrical with a white skin similar to that of a carrot or turnip.
The pale tuber can grow up to twenty inches in length with a diameter of 4 inches. The flavor of the Daikon root is like a less-fiery radish; mild and tangy with a crisp and juicy texture.
Daikon radish is available year-round with fall and winter crops offering the best flavor.
Daikon radish, botanically known as Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus, is a white-fleshed tuber also known as Japanese horseradish or mooli. The word ‘Daikon’ is Japanese for “great root”. There are over 100 varieties of Daikon radish, most of which are near extinction due to the lack of commercial value. Currently, the aokubi daikon, an F1 hybrid, is the number one cultivated Daikon radish. Japan both produces and consumes 90% of the worlds Daikon radish crop annually.
Daikon radish is high in enzymes that aid in the digestion of fat and starch. It contains high amounts of vitamin C, potassium and phosphorus. Daikon radish has been shown to help aid in the relief of migraines by opening up constricted blood vessels.
A staple in Japanese cuisine, Daikon radish is a versatile vegetable and has numerous applications both raw and cooked. Shredded Daikon radish can add crunch to a green salad or a bit of spice to a slaw. Julienned Daikon radish is commonly pickled with other vegetables such as carrots. Slice Daikon radish into rounds and bake at a very low temperature to make Daikon chips. The Japanese root vegetable can be substituted for Turnips in any recipe and can be cubed and added to pot roasts or other meat dishes. Daikon radish can be kept up to four months in a cool environment.
Two thin slices of pickled and sun-dried Daikon radish are traditionally served at the end of a Japanese meal. In China, a tea is made from the root to aid in digestion. To rid the body of dairy build-up and toxins, Chinese herbalists would boil a mixture of Daikon and seaweed to be consumed as a tonic.
Benefits of Daikon or Chinese Radish
Do not Peel the Skin if You Want to Enjoy Daikon.
In another study by scientists at Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture University’s Department of Food Sciences and Nutritional Health, they confirmed the enzyme, Myrosinase, is present in daikon.
Myrosinase will hydrolyze MTBGLS into MTBITC, which has the antimicrobial, antimutagenic, and anticarcinogenic properties.
They also confirmed that Myrosinase was found mainly on the outer skin of daikon. Hence, to enjoy the full benefits of daikon or Chinese radish, do not peel the skin when you prepare it for eating.
- Anti-bacterial & anti-viral: good for acne & eczema
- Aids digestion
- Aids Kidney functions
- Remove body toxins
- A good decongestant
- Rich in Vitamin A, C, E & B-6
- Rich in minerals Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium & Iron
- High in fiber
- Low caloric food
- Aid weight loss
- Classified as a balanced alkaline food
- Used in beauty product and personal care plan
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