Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Veggie for January

One of my resolutions this year is to try a new type of produce I don't normally eat.  In January, I purchased a daikon radish.  I used it in a few interesting ways - I added it to salad, used it in a stir fry and butter steamed it as a side dish.  I have to say it was ok but I am not rushing out to buy it again.  It was kind of tough when cooked.  I liked it in salad but not anymore than regular radishes.  So lets see how it stacks up nutritionally compared to a regular red radish. Well the daikon is a bigger radish with more calories and carbs but way more vitamin C and other nutrients than a red radish.


Amount Per
Calories 61

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 71 mg2%
Potassium 767 mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g4%
Dietary fiber 5 g20%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A0%Vitamin C124%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-610%
Vitamin B-120%Magnesium13%

Amount Per
Calories 1

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g0%
Saturated fat 0 g0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 2 mg0%
Potassium 10 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g0%
Dietary fiber 0.1 g0%
Sugar 0.1 g
Protein 0 g0%

Vitamin A0%Vitamin C1%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-60%
Vitamin B-120%Magnesium0%


  1. I like all radishes and, per Dr. Fuhrman, this is a must have daily veggie.

    Here's my new veggie for Jan - Romanesco Broccoli. It's a nice mix of broccoli and cauliflower with a mild taste. I cooked it the same as broccoli - lightly steamed with a bit of butter and it was delicious. But quite expensive at the co-op. Such a cute veggie, though, I couldn't resist it. :-)

  2. Interesting - I have never seen it in my stores. I shall have to keep an eye open for it.