If you don’t have a garden, there are plenty of farms that are harvesting an abundance of turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets, rhubarb, chard and a wide variety of radishes.
Radishes are very good for the liver and they act as a powerful detoxifier as well. They are of the Brassica family with a great source of vitamin C, folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium. Radishes make terrific pickles, and can be fermented into a fiery kimchi with a spicy pickled cabbage. Whether you pickle your radishes so that they’re loaded with probiotics, or give them a gentler taste with an overnight refrigerated pickle recipe, your get all the benefits and nutients these little garden gems bring to the table.
And don’t forget that radish leaves are also beneficial. Use them in salads raw or blend them with garlic and oil for a radish leave pesto. (more…)