The Ecology of Humans (52-14) Radish

Radish

Radish is an often sharp-flavored root vegetable in the mustard family, first cultivated in China early in their agricultural history.

The Japanese have long relished the mild white winter radish known as daikon: originally an import from China, as daikon are native to southeast and continental east Asia.

Radishes were domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. Radishes are now widely cultivated throughout the world.

Low in calories, radishes are an excellent source of vitamins, especially C, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.