Detoxifiers: Daikon Radish

The Daikon Radish, daikon literally meaning “large root” in japanese, is often called the Chinese Radish! The unique flavor of a typical radish is still apparent with the raw daikon and much much milder when cooked but retains a bite.

Detox Properties:

 The actual root daikon contains a hefty amount of Vitamin C and contains special enzymes that aid in digestion! It also has phosphorus, folate, magnesium and potassium.

The leaves of the daikon (which my grocery store never actually has attached) is also packed with vitamin C, calcium, and iron!

There is also some speculation that daikon radish contains cancer-fighting/anti-cancer attributes similar to other dark leafy greens.

How to prepare:

Incredibly versatile, the daikon radish can be added to a salad, it can be baked, broiled, grilled, boiled, sautéed, fried, pretty much anything imaginable.

My personal favorite is to shred the raw daikon and use it as a salad topper or to throw it in a quick stir-fry!

Here are a couple links if you are interested in learning more!

Daikon The Detox Vegetable

Strange Veggies: Daikon


One Response

  1. Great info! When you’re ready to shred the raw daikon, let me know. I love shredding vegetables! Hahaha.

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