Radishes (Raphanus sativus) are round root vegetables with a thin red skin and white inner flesh.

Health Benefits of Radishes:
  • 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
  • Radishes are thought to help a variety of ailments from whooping cough, to cancer, arthritis, kidney stones, dyspepsia, constipation, intestinal parasites, and gallstones.
    *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Radishes, and may not necessarily be related to Radishes.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Radishes: Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Radishes raw                  
Serving Size 100g
Calories 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.032g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 39mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6g6%
    Sugar 1.9g~
Protein 0.7g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C25%
*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 7IU0%
    Retinol equivalents 0μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 4μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 14.8mg25%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0mg~%
Vitamin K 1.3μg2%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.012mg1%
Riboflavin 0.039mg2%
Niacin 0.254mg1%
Pantothenic acid 0.165mg2%
Vitamin B6 0.071mg4%
Folate 25μg6%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 25μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 25μg~
Choline 6.5mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 10μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.34mg2%
Magnesium 10mg3%
Phosphorus 20mg2%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 233mg7%
Zinc 0.28mg2%
Copper 0.05mg3%
Manganese 0.069mg3%
Selenium 0.6μg1%
Water 95.27g~
Ash 0.55g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio1.82
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio0.55
Total Omega 3s31mg
18D3 Linolenic31mg
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 6s17mg
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 9mg3%
Histidine 13mg2%
Threonine 23mg2%
Isoleucine 20mg1%
Leucine 31mg1%
Lysine 33mg2%
Methionine 10mg1%
Cystine 10mg3%
Phenylalanine 36mg4%
Tyrosine 9mg1%
Valine 35mg2%
More Amino Acids  %RDI
Arginine 38mg3%
Alanine 26mg1%
Aspartic Acid 64mg1%
Glutamic Acid 157mg2%
Glycine 26mg1%
Proline 22mg3%
Serine 27mg4%
Hydroxyproline ~mg1%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 95.3%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.21

How to choose Radishes: Look for firm radishes with no signs of wilting or wrinkling. If the leaves are attached you can see how old the radishes are by how wilted the leaves look.

How to store Radishes: Radishes can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Adding a wet paper towel and cutting off the green tops will help keep the roots crisp by retaining moisture.

Climate and origin: The exact origin of radishes is unknown but they are thought to have originated in the region of West Asia and Europe. Radishes are quick to germinate and grow and thus are available year round in most countries. Radishes favor cool temperate climates but have been hybridized to grow in almost any weather.

Taste: Radishes have a lightly sharp spicy taste and a crisp crunchy texture.

Substitutes with more vitamins: Daikon

Miscellaneous information: Radishes germinate fast (3-7 days) and mature within 4 weeks, making them a popular garden vegetable for kids (or adults) with little patience to wait for harvesting.

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