Fresh & Local Radishes
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Look for radishes that are smooth, brightly coloured, with tops that are green and fresh looking.
Wash and pat dry. Radishes are served whole, sliced, diced, minced, and/or grated, depending on the recipe. They can be eaten raw or cooked to temper their bitter taste.
Cut off leafy green tops just above where the stems meet the root. Keep the roots unwashed and in the fridge until you're ready to use them. They'll last 1-2 weeks in a sealed plastic bag. As for the greens, they're edible too! They don't stay fresh for very long so it's best to eat them within a day or two
Radishes are often eaten raw but I would highly recommend roasting them and making a pesto using the greens. Here are a few featured recipes I found that sound and look delicious:
- Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Radish Tops by Epicurious
- Braised Radishes with Mint and Red Onion by The Kitchn
- Radish Leaf Pesto by Chocolate and Zucchini
Radishes may help with:
- Alleviating digestive distress and regulating bowels
- Reducing inflammation and easing pain and swelling
- Lowering blood pressure
- Strengthening immune system (due to high vitamins C and zinc)
- Clearing sinuses