Radishes are hearty root vegetables that grow in a variety of colors and flavors. Depending on time of harvest, they may range in taste from sweet and crisp to quite bitter.
They can be found in colors ranging from white to pink, red, yellow, green, purple, or black. With their texture, color, and zing, radishes can punch up the profile of endless dishes!
Facts about Radishes
Did You Know?
Radishes were first cultivated in China and are actually closely related to wasabi – the biting green condiment used in many Asian dishes, which is made from the paste of a type of horseradish.
Chop the leaves off the top of the radish and don’t wash until you’re ready to use it. It will last longer this way. Keep them in a plastic bag or container in your refrigerator and you can expect a lifespan of around two weeks.
How to Choose Radishes:
Smaller is better, usually equaling less water and more flavor. Feel for firmness and pick radishes that have good color – not faded or split skin. Healthy looking leaves on a radish also serve as a good indicator of the meaty part’s freshness.