A member of the now famous cruciferous family, radishes possess the same cancer-protective qualities as its brothers: broccoli, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.
It seems Confucius had his cruciferous figured out. The Chinese philosopher wrote about this peppery veggie 2,500 years ago. He was not alone in his interest; ancient Greece carried radishes on golden platters. Radishes were among the divine vegetables fit to be sacrificed to the gods. Today, radishes are grown in just about every area of North America, and predominantly grown for commercial use in Florida and California. If you want to add a twist of personality and color to salads, throw in a handful of sliced, red-skinned radishes and stand back.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Radish Juice
Detoxifier of Prostate, Testicles, Kidneys and Bladder
Detoxifies and Cleanses Digestive Track
Reduces nausea and vomiting
Radish Juice Nutrition
Radishes are an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber when eaten. They are a good source of riboflavin, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, and manganese. One cup of sliced radishes, a mere 18 calories, provides 28% of your recommended daily need of vitamin C.
Radish Juice is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin C
- Folate Acid
- Fibre (when eaten)
Radish Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin B6
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Radish Juice
A member of the now famous cruciferous family, radishes possess the same cancer-protective qualities as its brothers: broccoli, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Throughout history, radishes have been used for liver disorders; today, we have discovered sulfur-based phytochemicals that are able to increase bile flow, which helps to improve digestion and maintain a healthy liver and gallbladder. Add radish to vegetable juice to help clear sinus cavities and calm a sore throat.
Preparing for Juicing
Rinse, then juice the root, stems, and leaves.
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Radish Juice Tips
The personality of radishes can be a little unpredictable. On the surface, they all look the same but, below the skin, some can be mildly peppery while others will bite back with sharp teeth. So it’s good to test the heat of the radish and tolerance of awaiting taste buds before measuring accordingly into your juicer. If you’re like me—the hotter, the better!
Picking Perfect Produce
Look for radishes with greens intact, and no sign of wilting or brown spots. The radish root should be hard and smooth.
Storing Your Produce
Radishes with greens attached will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days. Just the roots will keep fresh for a month.
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