Radishes are an acquired taste for many of us. This is a shame because they are so pretty and really good for you. They are absolutely full of vitamins and minerals and are low in calories. They are great for fighting colds since they are high in vitamin C as well as great for attacking mucus build up. Like all cruciferous veggies they protect against many cancers. Radishes eliminate toxins, aid in digestion and hydration, so it's time to bring them in from the cold.
If you are nervous about their pungent flavor, try slicing them thinly, preferably with a mandolin or food processor then tossing with rice vinegar, a little salt and and sugar. This cuts through the bitterness,
I love daikon radishes in stir fries, I like to use a vegetable peeler to shave the long root into long, noodly strips. Add at the end so they are soft but not mushy.
Don't be afraid to experiment with different varieties!
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