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Radish: Natural Food

Radish seeds can be sown directly into your garden.
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Nutritional Information:

Excellent source of vitamin C.

What to Look For:

Look for firm, smooth skins without splits. Radishes can be round or elongated. The attached green tops should have no signs of wilting or discoloration.

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Easy Storage and Preparation:

Keeps very well in the refrigerator, although the tops should be used within a day or two. To use, scrub well and cut off the ends.

Best Uses:

Use in salad or as a garnish. Young green tops also add zest to salads.

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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