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Vegetable of the Week #9: Radishes


Radishes are a root vegetable that are underappreciated by many, of which I was one until recently! They are one of the easiest vegetables to add to your diet and they are packed with nutritional benefits. Plus, 1/2 cup of radishes contains only 12 calories! This 1/2 cup serving also packs 14% daily value of the antioxidant vitamin C. Radishes contain trace amounts of various other nutrients. Furthermore, radishes are a natural antifungal. They contain the antifungal protein RsAFP2, which is affective against Candida albicans.

Radishes can be very easily added to salads and rice bowls. Organic radishes have less bitter flavor. They can also be roasted, as below.


Roasted Radishes

Ingredients

2 lb Radishes, trimmed and halved

4 T olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 t Smoked paprika

1/2 t Onion powder

1/4 t Garlic powder

Method

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2) Toss radishes with olive oil and spices. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

3) Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes, until golden and crispy.

Season with extra salt and pepper to taste.


Enjoy and have a great day!

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