We had an overabundance of very healthy daikon (still do if you want some). Silvia was trying to explain different recipes involving daikon recently, and while perusing recipes found this cool information on the health benefits of daikon. Who knew it's a valuable respiratory health veggie with expectorant, antibacterial and antiviral properties? Better stock up since it is cold season, and we've heard people that sound like they may need to eat some daikon to help with that crud in their lungs. Daikon is a low food energy, high nutrient veggie!
This Cruciferous vegetable packs a positive punch, and it's tasty too. In the Brassicaceae family? Wait, isn't that brocolli and brussel sprouts?Even though Daikon is a winter radish, it's considered cruciferous because of the benefits of its leafy greens. Most people don't really eat the greens, but they are edible and loaded with other nutrients like cancer fighting glucosinolates.
Health Benefits of Daikon:
-Respiratory (antibacterial/antiviral help eliminate bateria and other pathogens and help move phelgm with expectorant properties)
-Digestive (has enzymes similar to those in digestive tract)
-Cancer Prevention (stomach in particular)
-Immune System (high vitamin C)
-Bone Health (cruciferous veggies are rich in calcium)
Learn all the Health Benefits Here
-The best Korean Recipes are found on YouTube from Maangchi. She is the best!
-Worden Farm Kimchi Recipes
-Just Search "CSA Kimchi Recipes" and scroll through the pages. There is some good stuff out there like, World Peas CSA's Daikon Fettucine with Tomato Basil Sauce from the New Art of Japanese Cooking cookbook
- Early Morning Farm in Genoa, NY have a great list of recipes and tips
-Roasted Root Veggies (who doesn't like this fall meal?)
-Daikon and Mushroom Soup (or any miso soup) from Beneficial Farms in NM