belong to the mustard family, along with cabbage, cauliflower,
kale and turnips. Ancient records in Egypt indicate that radishes were
popularly consumed. An ancient Greek physician wrote an entire book on
Radishes are a cool season crop. They go to seed with long days and
high temperatures. Some varieties take twenty-one days to mature, while
the winter crop takes sixty.
Radishes are available year round. It's peak months are April through
A good-quality radish is smooth, firm, tender and well-formed. They
are crisp with a mild flavor.
Radishes are strongly diuretic. They stimulate the appetite and digestion.
Raw juice from radishes are used to treat colds and sinus infections.
The mustard oil content of the radish helps expel gallstones from the
A strong vegetable juice to relieve sinus problems, as well as cleanse
the liver and gall bladder is 1/3 cucumber juice, 1/3 radish juice and
1/3 green pepper juice.
High in Vitamin B, it aids in the flow of bile.