Radish, the well known part of your salad, is a root crop, pungent or sweet in taste with a lot of juice. Radishes can be white, red, purple or black, long cylindrical or round in shape. They are eaten raw, cooked or pickled. The oil obtained from the seeds of radish is also used. The other parts of radish which are consumed are the leaves, the flowers, the pods and the seeds. The scientific name of radish is Raphanus Sativus which belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Radish is also known as Daiken in some parts of the world.
Radishes are very filling, i.e. fills your stomach and satisfies your hunger easily without giving you many
calories, as they are low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage and contain a lot of water. It is a very good dietary option for those determined to lose weight
The digestive system is responsible for breaking down large food molecules into smaller molecules that the body can use to nourish the cells. The full process, from the mouth through the stomach, small intestines, colon, and then eventual excretion of waste materials, can take 1-2 days. Every step of digestion is important for receiving maximum nutritional value from your food.
Dissolve mucus in the digestive tract, especially black radishes. Stimulate bile flow.