A root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family, radishes have been pleasing our palates since pre- Roman times. And now there are a wide range of varieties to choose from for your preferred taste.
‘Lucia’ variety has a superb tangy flavour, whereas long radish ‘Nelson’ is mild tasting.
Simple and quick to grow they make for a great low-calorie snack. As they are mostly consumed raw—just one cup (220g) contains only 19 calories! So if you want a snack opt for a cup of raw radishes and hummus to munch on.
The ‘French Breakfast’ variety are the more commonly used as a fresh crunchy addition in salads. They hold a strong peppery taste and are easy to incorporate as they require very little room when growing.