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Radish Health Benefits

5 Things: Radishes

Radishes add a nice crispy texture and a tangy bitterness to salads, but do they offer anything for you nutritionally?

  1. They're beneficial for your teeth, hair, gums, nerves, and nails.
  2. They can relieve constipation.
  3. They contain 30 mg of calcium and .4 mg of iron per cup.
  4. They're low in calories (19 per cup), but contain 2g of fiber so they're filling.
  5. They're good for cooling you down, so it's good to eat them in the Summer or if you have a fever.
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karuka karuka 9 years
I love radishes. Had them since I was little. We grow them every summer, so I can't imagine one without other :D:D:D
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
courtneyd courtneyd 9 years
Love them - especially in the summer. I use them in a salad with cucumbers, carrots, onions and radishes diced on top of spinach chiffonade with a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper on top of couscous. So yummy!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
My grandpa used to LOVE radishes and he always grew them in his garden. I remember going to my grandparents and eating salads with lots of garden radishes in them...yummy. I love the red ones, but daikon radishes are SO yummy. They're a little milder than the red ones and I think they taste a bit sweeter.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
yuck :SICK:
Allytta Allytta 9 years
radish+cucumber+sour cream+green onions= one of the best salads ever! i wa splanning on eating it today, but had a very long day in the university, so didn't get a chance :( so funny, i rarely eat radish and on the day i was planning to you posted a post about it :)
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I going to grab a bag on my next shopping trip!
smellen smellen 9 years
hmmm, these fall into the "beet" range, i just can't seem to get into those veggies, even knowing all the health benefits. my dad has always liked them, though. he always scams them out of our salads as we won't eat them ;P maybe i should give them another chance.....
caernarvan caernarvan 9 years
how are radishes when cooked? I've only eaten them in salads.
Killlashandra Killlashandra 9 years
Love 'em! I can eat straight out of the bag too. Glad to know they are so healthy.
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
I can eat an entire bag of these in one sitting... but i throw salt on them so i may be canceling out some of these good things ;) Ahhh man i cant wait for summer!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I didn't know they were so good for you!
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