What is Daikon Radish?
Radish, thought to have originated in the Mediterranean and Black Sea coast, is a member of the mustard family and is one of the very first cultivated vegetables in recorded history. Brought to Japan over 1300 years ago, daikon became very popular during the Edo period and remains essential to modern-day Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisine.
Benefits of Daikon Radish
Daikon radish sprouts are high in potassium and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Daikon is also rich in enzymes that help the digestion of starch and fat, and in Asian culture, the consumption of daikon radish is also believed to promote weight loss, in addition to other benefits: acts as a diuretic and digestive aide, is thought to improve respiratory health, and is anti-inflammatory.
- Acts as a diuretic and digestive aid
- Helps improve respiratory health
- Exhibits anti-inflammatory