Information on juicing Radish

There are a number of different reasons why juicing radishes can be of benefit to our juice making routines. Radishes can vary in flavour from mild to fiery hot and we can use this flavour to give a twist to other juice types that could do with a bit more flavour. Be careful not to use too many radishes or the hot flavour could take over.

When selecting radishes for juicing try and aim for radishes that feel heavy as fresh radishes at optimum ripeness will have a higher water content. Radishes that have been left too long in the ground will develop a woody texture and the 'heat' of their flavour will intensify once they have past their optimal ripeness. Therefore when juicing radish try and use your radishes within a day of purchase.

First wash the radishes to remove any soil particles / pesticides residues that may remain on the roots and leaves. Remove the radish leaves if they are present to stop nutrients being drawn out the root into the leaves. The radish leaves are also edible and contain valuable nutrients and so these can be juiced as well. The leaves contain calcium, riboflavin and carotene.

You can also juice radish sprouts. For more information on how to grow radish sprouts in your kitchen see our pages on sprouting overview. If juicing radish sprouts then you can wrap them up tightly in a lettuce leaf before you pass them through the juicer, this should give a more efficient juicing process. Radish sprout juice has the same 'hot' flavour that radish juice possess so don't use too many the first time so you can get an idea of their influence on the taste of the juice recipe.

Radishes can be beneficial to our health as they are sources of Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Iron sulphur and amylase. Radish juice has been used for treating skin conditions, asthma and sinus problems.

The power of the Radish has been recognised in traditional oriental medicine for centuries, indeed it is noted in a poem by Zheng Banqiao (1693-1765) that eating radishes makes one healthy. Radishes have been used to help remove hardened accumulations in the intestines as well as reduce phlegm. It has also been found recently that Radishes contain xylogen. Xylogen promotes phagocyte activity which helps in breaking down cancerous cells.

Radishes are available in various colours and shapes. Pink, white, red and black radishes are available. There are small round varieties such as Scarlet Globe and long tapered radishes such some varieties of Chinese and Japanese radishes. All can be used to make juice.

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