Daikon (Raphanus sativus) aka: winter radish, Japanese Radish, Chinese Radish, mooli, moolah, lo-bok, labanos, rabu, phakkat-hua, củ cải trắng, is a large white tube shaped vegetable with a green leafy top.

Health Benefits of Daikon:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Daikon, and may not necessarily be related to Daikon.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Daikon: Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium | Copper |

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Nutrition Facts
Radishes oriental raw         
Serving Size 100g
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 21mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 4.1g1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6g6%
    Sugar 2.5g~
Protein 0.6g~
Vitamin A~%Vitamin C37%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 0IU~%
    Retinol equivalents 0μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 22mg37%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0mg~%
Vitamin K 0.3μg0%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.02mg1%
Riboflavin 0.02mg1%
Niacin 0.2mg1%
Pantothenic acid 0.138mg1%
Vitamin B6 0.046mg2%
Folate 28μg7%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 28μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 28μg~
Choline 7.3mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 0μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
Magnesium 16mg4%
Phosphorus 23mg2%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 227mg6%
Zinc 0.15mg1%
Copper 0.115mg6%
Manganese 0.038mg2%
Selenium 0.7μg1%
Water 94.62g~
Ash 0.58g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio1.81
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio0.55
Total Omega 3s29mg
18D3 Linolenic29mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s16mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan 3mg1%
Histidine 11mg2%
Threonine 25mg2%
Isoleucine 26mg2%
Leucine 31mg1%
Lysine 30mg1%
Methionine 6mg1%
Cystine 5mg2%
Phenylalanine 20mg2%
Tyrosine 11mg1%
Valine 28mg2%
More Amino Acids  %RDI
Arginine 35mg1%
Alanine 19mg2%
Aspartic Acid 41mg1%
Glutamic Acid 113mg1%
Glycine 19mg1%
Proline 15mg2%
Serine 18mg2%
Hydroxyproline ~mg1%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 94.6%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.15

How to choose Daikon: Look for firm roots with no signs of wilting, if the green tops are still attached try to make sure they are not wilted.

How to store Daikon: Cut the top off the Daikon to help keep moisture in the roots, store the Daikon in a plastic bag in the fridge and they should last for up to two weeks if not more. A wet paper towel can also be placed in the bag to help maintain humidity and keep the roots from wilting.

Climate and origin: Daikon is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean, and later spread to Asia. Daikon is a winter vegetable that is able to tolerate cold temperatures.

Taste: Daikon has a slightly sharp taste with a crisp texture that softens during cooking.

Miscellaneous information: The word Daikon literally means large (dai) root (kon).

Similar tasting produce: Turnip

Recipes using Daikon: Turnip Soup with Daikon

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