Thursday, March 17, 2011


Daikon radishes seem to be another super good for you food. Read what natural cook book author, Rebecca Wood has to say about Daikon:

"Daikon cleanses the blood, promotes energy circulation and increases the metabolic rate. It contains diuretics, decongestants and, in terms of phytochemicals, the digestive enzymes diastase, amylase and esterase. This makes it a primary ingredient in a great variety of home remedies.

Regular use of daikon helps prevent the common cold, flu and respiratory infections. Daikon treats hangovers, sore throats, colds and edema, and it helps cleanse the kidneys and decongest the lungs. This restorative vegetable also has anticarcinogenic properties."

Wow! That sounds great! You can eat them raw, grated into soup or salad, or in this easy pickle recipe that I am going to try.

 Overnight Daikon Radish Pickles