Radish is a cultivated plant that came from Central Asia. It has rounded roots with thin skin, red, pink, or white-pink color. Radish is a vegetable with a characteristic spicy, but quite pleasant taste, due to the presence of mustard oil.

The benefits and harms for the body

Many experts study carefully the benefits and harms of radish for the body. And admit that it has much more positive properties. Thanks to fiber, radish saturates the body for a long time and improves metabolism. Therefore, the benefits of radish for weight loss are undeniable. In addition, its regular use helps to cleanse the body of harmful substances and normalize cholesterol levels. At the same time, the calorie content of radish is only 20 kcal.

The benefits for the body

  • It improves immunity, fights colds.
  • Since there is a lot of folic acid in radish greens, the vegetable is good for women’s health and proper fetal development for pregnant women.
  • In the fight against vitamin deficiency, radish breaks records: only 250 grams of fruits provide the body with a daily intake of ascorbic acid.
  • The vegetable lowers blood sugar and increases hemoglobin levels. The fiber in a vegetable improves metabolic processes, removes cholesterol, and normalizes the digestive tract, therefore it is useful for those who are overweight, fighting diabetes and gout.
  • Also, ith has a choleretic effect and relieves swelling. Overall, it is very beneficial for the gallbladder and liver.
  • The benefit of radish is that it helps the cardiovascular system and even helps in the fight against cancer.

Vitamins and calorie content

The composition of the vegetable fully explains its popularity during the spring period. It is rich in vitamins PP, C, B vitamins, it also has a large amount of sodium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium, as well as fiber, protein, and essential oils, which greatly helps in losing weight. It is also important that there is only 15 kcal per 100 gr in radishes. Therefore, you can safely add it to dietary meals.

Harm and contraindications

Radish should not be eaten by people with thyroid problems, as abuse can cause tumors. Also, they are prohibited for those who suffer from ulcers. When eating it, you should be careful with exacerbations of diseases of the gallbladder, duodenum, and liver.

It is not recommended to buy radishes that are packed in vacuum bags. Such roots often attract a bright, seductive color. But you cannot be tempted by such a bait. In vacuum conditions, radishes can be stored for a very long time, and a long shelf life indicates that the roots have lost their beneficial properties and accumulate calories, starch and fiber, which can harm the digestive system after consumption.

It helps to lose weight

For women whose main life dream is the cherished model parameters, the radish will become a real find, since it will help to rationally organize a diet without harm to the body. The enzymes of the product break down fats without any problems and remove excess moisture from the body.

Nutritionists say that if you organize a diet using radish salads, you can not only lose weight, but also improve metabolic processes, cleanse the body of toxins, and normalize the gastrointestinal tract.

With diabetes mellitus

The main advantage of radish is a low glycemic index, only 15 units. The consumption of radish dishes in food will practically not be reflected in the level of glucose in the human blood, since the root vegetable contains natural insulin, which will contribute to the normalization of blood sugar levels.

Key varieties

Sachs radish


Root crops are round, bright red, weighing 5-10 g. The pulp is dense, juicy, moderately spicy. Can be pure white or white and pink. A medium early variety of radish, from germination to ripening of root crops – 25-30 days. Differs in amicable fruiting and high resistance to flowering.

Radish Zarya

An early ripe radish variety with red-raspberry-colored roots, 4.5-5 cm in diameter and weighing from 18 to 25 g. The pulp is juicy, dense, with a mildly spicy taste. From germination to maturity of the root crop, it takes 18-25 days.

Radish 18 days

An early variety with elongated-oval roots, weighing 17-25g. The color of the root crop is dark pink, the tip is white. The pulp of the radish is juicy, sweet, almost without pungency.

Radish Red Giant

A variety with late maturity – roots reach technical maturity in 40-50 days. Red roots with transverse grooves of a pinkish-whitish hue, 13-20 cm long and weighing from 45 to 100 g. The flesh is white, the taste is slightly spicy, very dense.

Radish Presto

Root crops are red, round, 3 cm in diameter, weighing up to 25 grams. The pulp is juicy, practically without bitterness. Early maturing radish variety, resistant to shooting, ripens in 16-20 days.

Radish 16 days

Root crops are smooth, round, bright red. The pulp is white, with a weakly pronounced sharpness. The ultra-early variety ripens in 15-17 days.

Radish Heat

Root crops are crimson-red, round, 3-4 cm in diameter, weighing 24-27 grams. The pulp is white, juicy, with a spicy pungency. For the ripening of this early variety, 20-22 days are enough.

Radish Dabel

The maturation period of early maturing radish is from 18 to 23 days. Roots are bright red, about 4 cm in diameter, weight 30-35 g. The flesh is white, juicy, crispy.


Interesting facts

Radish became one of the “pioneers” among vegetables grown in zero gravity on the space station.

In the Mexican city of Oaxaca, every year on December 23d, the “Night of the Radish” is held. Various figurines, crafts, paintings, and even huge statues are cut from it.
According to the dream book, a radish seen in a dream means the fulfillment of desires and good luck in all endeavors.




  • 400 g radish
  • 10 g chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp. l. lemon juice
  • 20 g butter
  • to taste salt and pepper


Wash the vegetables, cut off the tops and bottom. Cut each vegetable into 4 pieces. Finely chop the chili.

Melt the butter in a frying pan and put the chopped radish, add salt and chili, fry for 2-3 minutes. Add lemon juice at the end of cooking.

Cooking is easy!

More information about health benefits you may find in this video:

3 Amazing Health Benefits of Radish – Dr.Berg

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