Round and healthy... that's the best way to describe a radish! But what makes this vegetable so healthy? Let's dissect this remarkable vegetable and highlight all the positive influences radishes have on our health.

When you see them gleaming at your local greengrocer, you immediately think... round and healthy. That's how a radish looks. You'd almost think they blush spontaneously from all the positive attention they receive. But did you know that this remarkable vegetable is more than just a reservoir of vitamin C and calcium? The health benefits of this root vegetable have been the subject of scientific studies time and time again, and rightfully so. We'd like to tell you more about why radishes often get labeled as "round and healthy." Finally, we'll also tell you where we buy our fresh radishes.

What is a radish?

Before we delve into the medicinal powers of this remarkable little bulb, it might be nice to first discuss what a radish actually is. The radish is actually the root of a plant belonging to the family of cruciferous vegetables. In the world of botany, the name Raphanus Sativus may sound more familiar. When you say radish, you immediately think of the red variety that you can find at almost every greengrocer and in every supermarket. But did you know that there are also white and even black radishes that are equally healthy? Radishes generally have a spicy earthy edge and are popular throughout the northern hemisphere: from England to Japan.

Why is a radish considered healthy?

1. Rich in vitamins and minerals:

The small round root is truly a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals. You wouldn't think so, but the list is almost endless: vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, iron, fiber, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and so on. Why would you still take multivitamin pills when you can eat a radish?

2. Boosts immunity:

The abundance of healthy active ingredients boosts your immunity and makes you better protected against flu or colds. Additionally, regular consumption of radishes also fights inflammation and aging.

3. Fits into any diet:

A radish itself does not cause weight loss. After all, that can only be achieved by eating fewer calories than you consume. However, it is a vegetable that we would add to any diet. It fills you up well, contains a lot of water and therefore few calories, and it adds a crunchy bite.

4. Strengthens blood vessels:

An important property that makes radishes so healthy is the fact that this vegetable plays a significant role in collagen production. This gives our blood vessels a firm boost and also prevents conditions like atherosclerosis.

As you can see, there are many reasons why a radish is considered healthy. The above list is just a small selection of the many benefits for our health. Each vitamin or mineral in the vegetable has its positive influence on our body.

Buying fresh radishes at Taste Up

When you think of fresh and healthy, you immediately think of Taste Up products. Their extensive range of fresh salads, edible flowers, and peppers is not only a feast for the eyes but also a delight for the palate. And the radish gets a well-deserved prominent place in that offering of the tastiest that Mother Nature has to offer. Take a look quickly and discover for yourself what you can order fresh online.

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