Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Radishes: a good buy in the produce department


You get a lot in a bundle of radishes for just 79 cents or so. I bought this bundle yesterday (for 79 cents). I think most folks break off the red root portion and toss out the leafy greens. Those leafy greens are edible, too. Wash them well (they are often sandy), pluck off yellowing leaves, then chop and add the greens to soups or stews. That's what I did yesterday. I had a pot of soup simmering on the stove and I used some of the greens in the soup, and the roots in a salad.

Radish greens are peppery and sharp. However, that sharpness is masked well in soups and stews. And they're packed with vitamins K, C, A, B(s) and E, plus potassium, iron, calcium, and zinc.

Don't toss those leafy portions! Yet another vegetable that you can eat all parts.

6 comments:

  1. Oh yes, eat your radish tops! I love using them to make Pesto... :-D

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    1. Hi Patience, I think you've mentioned the pesto before. I'll remember that idea. Thank you.

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  2. Apparently you can also cook radishes and they will lose their sharpness. I haven't gotten my hands on a lot of radishes lately so I haven't tried cooking them (boil like a potato). I heard they were a great side dish.

    Alice

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  3. It is amazing what you we can eat that we have been taught to throw away. Good job on your groceries last
    month. I agree prices are moving up. I am curios what the holiday sales will look like.
    Have a great day,
    Patti

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  4. I like to cook them like a potato in with a pot roast for a lower carb veggie option.

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  5. Pickled radishes make a crisp easy accompaniment to sandwiches, salads, etc.

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