Radish is an ideal microgreen, often chosen for its stellar color. It is on the spicy side of flavor, but by no means too spicy.
Nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, E & K, folic acid, niacin, potassium, iron, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc, carotenes
Texture: Crunch, succulent
Radish microgreens are loaded with vitamins, and research suggests that these super-nutritious microgreens may even be effective in preventing cancer than broccoli microgreens.
They are an excellent source of folate. Folate is believed to promote cardiovascular health by breaking down homocysteine, an amino acid that is thought to promote atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in blood vessels). About 1/2 of people with cardiovascular disease have elevated homocysteine levels.
In addition to providing tons of folate, radish microgreens contain plenty of vitamin B6, another nutrient that has been shown to break down homocysteine in the body.
Thanks to their extremely high glucosinolate content, broccoli microgreens are touted for their anti-cancer effects. But as it turns out, radish microgreens may have even more anti-cancer potential than broccoli microgreens.
Radish microgreens are unarguably one of the best foods for people who are trying to loose weight. They are low in calories and are packed with Vitamins.
They also offer benefits for your skin. Our skin is constantly bombarded with free radicals created by cigarette smoke, pollution, drugs, heavy exercising, toxins, stress and UV radiation, but Vitamin C helps destroy these harmful molecules. In addition, Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, a protein that keeps your skin smooth, elastic and wrinkle free.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. For informational purposes only. Not intended to treat, diagnosis or cure any disease. Ask your doctor if getting healthy is right for you.