Are Radishes Good For You?
Radishes aren’t necessarily a vegetable that makes it into everyone’s weekly shopping list, but they have a punchy flavour that goes great in salads. We had a look at why radishes are a healthy ingredient that should be receiving more attention.
What are radishes?
Radishes are a root vegetable and are eaten globally. Its flavour is very strong, and often makes appearances raw in salads. In the UK, they are in season from May until around October, so they are often used in quite summery dishes.
Do radishes have nutritional benefits?
Radishes has a number of properties that are good for you, including:
- Good levels of vitamin C — 100g provides about 15% of your recommended daily intake
- Good source of fibre
- Contains vitamins K and B6, as well as minerals such as calcium and potassium
Are radishes good for you?
Radishes are a great vegetable as they are naturally very low in calories and have no fat. They can also promote a good digestive system and manage blood sugar levels, making them a great vegetable to add into a balanced diet.
Got any more health-based questions? Let us know in the comments!
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.