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The not-so-humble radish

Often dismissed as a decoration or garnish, radishes are actually delicious vegetables, full of potassium, vitamin C, folate and fibre.

health and fitness Updated: May 21, 2010 19:58 IST
Hindustan Times

Often dismissed as a decoration or garnish, radishes are actually delicious vegetables, full of potassium, vitamin C, folate and fibre.

Plain and fancy Summer radishes can be bold red, pink, purple, white or red; they may be globe-shaped or elongated, hot or mild;eat them when they are small and tender

Winter radishes can be white, green or black; the Japanese daikon, meaning “great root,” is in this category; choose large, mature ones

In addition to salads, radishes can be used in pasta dishes and as a bed for grilled fish or meats

For a delicious sandwich, put thinly sliced radishes between two slices of good bread spread with sweet butter or creamy cheese

Source: University of Illinois Extension, Kitchen Window, NPR, MCT Photo Service Graphic: Pat Carr

First Published: May 20, 2010 14:50 IST