Crop Of The Week: Radish
1. First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629.
2. Radishes are a great low-cal snack; one cup of sliced radishes has only 19 calories.
3. There are 5 main varieties: Red Globe, Black, Daikons, White Icicles, and CA Mammoth White.
4. Because they grow rapidly, radish plants are ideal for children’s gardens. It only takes 25 days to grow from seed to eating plant.
5. The vitamin C in radishes, along with zinc and phosphorus can help you fight skin dryness, acne, and rashes. The high water content in radishes also helps hydrate the skin
6. Radishes are high in potassium, which can help lower your blood pressure.
7. Chock full of vitamins A, C, E, B6, potassium, and other minerals, radishes can give your whole body an immunity boost.