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Radish ( मूली )

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Product Code: RK0080 , Weight:1Kg

The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable with various benifits as described.

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Description

The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable with following benefits:

  • Blood Pressure: Radishes are a great source of potassium, which has been found to help regulate blood pressure
  • Blood Sugar Control: Radishes have a low impact on blood sugar levels
  • They are very low on the glycemic index, which means that diabetics can eat them without worrying about their insulin levels
  • Cancer Prevention: Radishes are part of the Brassica family, otherwise known as cruciferous vegetables
  • Research suggests that the antioxidants and other compounds in cruciferous vegetables help in the prevention of cancer
  • In addition, radishes are high in fibre, which helps fight colon cancer, while compounds known as isothiocyanates affect genetic pathways in cancer cells, even inducing apoptosis (cancer cell death)
  • Detoxification: Radishes are believed to be a useful treatment for jaundice because they may help to purify the blood and raise oxygen levels
  • Digestive Health: Radishes stimulate the production of bile
  • Maintaining a healthy level of bile production is beneficial for digestion, as well as liver and gallbladder health
  • Additionally, radishes can be used to treat constipation, because they are very high in fiber
  • Diuretic: Diuretic in nature, radishes help with kidney and liver function and may be beneficial in the treatment of urinary disorders
  • Heart Health: Studies have found that the antioxidants in radishes may reduce cholesterol levels in the body, which in turn will lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack
  • The fibre, vitamins and minerals in radishes make them a smart choice for cardiovascular health
  • They have been shown to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Insect Bites: It has anti pruritic properties and can be used as an effective treatment for insect bites, stings of bees, hornets, wasps etc
  • Its juice also reduces pain and swelling and soothes the affected area
  • Respiration: If you have chronic bronchial flare-ups, sinus infections or asthma, radishes can act as a natural decongestant
  • Skin Disorders: Vitamin-C, phosphorus, zinc and some members of vitamin-B complex, which are present in radish, are good for skin
  • The water in it helps maintaining moisture of the skin
  • Smashed raw radish is a very good cleanser and serves as a very efficient face pack
  • Due to its disinfectant properties, radish also helps cure skin disorders, such as drying up, rashes, cracks etc
  • and also refreshes it
  • Weight Loss: Because radishes are high in fibre, low in calories, and low on the glycemic index, they make a great part of any weight loss diet

Culinary Use:

  • Ginisang Radish Labanos with ground beef
  • The most commonly eaten portion is the napiform taproot, although the entire plant is edible and the tops can be used as a leaf vegetable
  • It can also be eaten as a sprout
  • The bulb of the radish is usually eaten raw, although tougher specimens can be steamed
  • The raw flesh has a crisp texture and a pungent, peppery flavor, caused by glucosinolates and the enzyme myrosinase which combine when chewed to form allyl isothiocyanates, also present in mustard, horseradish, and wasabi
  • Radish leaves are sometimes used in recipes, like potato soup or as a sauteed side dish
  • They are also found to benefit homemade juices; some recipes even calling for them in fruit-based mixtures
  • Radishes may be used in salads, as well as in many European dishes