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Sunday Snapshots: The Humble Radish

by Spicie Foodie on May 6, 2012

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Radishes are a root vegetable belonging to the cabbage family. They, radishes, come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes.

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“Radishes were first cultivated thousands of years ago in China, then in Egypt and Greece. Radishes were so highly regarded in Greece that gold replicas were made. The radish did not make its way to England until approximately 1548. By 1629 they were being cultivated in Massachusetts.” *Source

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Though low in calories these red beauties are high in potassium, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and fiber.

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Radishes are most commonly eaten with salads, but I also like to use them as toppings, and condiments on Mexican food. Recently I discovered how delicious they taste cooked. (Check out this recipe, Sauteed Radishes With Butter And Chives)

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Did you know that radish greens are also edible? They make a great substitute for spinach. I usually add them to soups, stews and Indian Dhal.

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The coolest thing I found out about radishes is that there is a festival dedicate to the humble radish in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Noche de Rábanos or Night of the Radishes is held every December 23. Radishes are carved into everything from nativity sets to anything else imaginable, then they are displayed in the town square.

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I love the red variety but these white ones have also found a place on my plate. How about you, what is your favorite variety and way of eating radishes? Happy Sunday everyone!

 

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa May 6, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Beautifully captured! I love the last shot.

Happy Sunday.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie May 6, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Thank you Rosa! Happy Sunday to you too:)

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3 Michelle May 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I didn’t know that they come from china!

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4 Spicie Foodie May 6, 2012 at 9:03 AM

I didn’t know that either, just found out:)

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5 Elin May 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Nancy…I love the red ones and I normally have them as salad. I must try out cooking them and see how they taste. Great post…now I know that they contains so much nutrients in them :) and that they came from China ! Love them in salad.

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6 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Hi Elin,

You should really try them cooked, they are so good. Thanks!

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7 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) May 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Great info about a vegetable I often take for granted–however much I like it. I recently learned, too, that it is delicious sautéed so I would like to try that sometime. I have never used their greens either. Lovely photos, as usual, Nancy!

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8 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Hi Jean,

I think many of us take radishes for granted because it seems like just a humble vegetable. Hence the “humble” in my title. Sauteed they taste really good, and the greens are good mixed like spinach greens. Thank you:)

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9 Ansh May 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Incredible snapshots. And I agree. the radishes taste wonderful when cooked.

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10 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thank you Ansh.

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11 Ali @ Gimme Some Oven May 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Your photography is stunning!!! I’m not even a radish fan, but this makes me want to pick up a bunch. :) Beautiful!

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12 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thank you Ali:)

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13 Flavors of the Sun May 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Your photos are just so wonderful and inspiring. Gorgeous, really. The humble radish–who’d have thought?

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14 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thank you so much Victoria:)

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15 Suzi May 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Your photography is fantastic. Love radishes and grow them in my garden. Do those white radishes in your photo taste like daikon radish?

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16 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Hi Suzi,

I bet they taste fantastic right out of your garden. Yes, the white one is very mild like Daikon. Thank you.

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17 Suzanne Perazzini May 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I’m actually making fish burgers tonight, which have a topping of finely chopped radishes, gherkins, capers and other goodies. Radishes create a great sharp flavour which lifts a lot of dishes.

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18 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

My tummy just grumbled, your burgers sound scrumptious.

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19 anna May 7, 2012 at 2:47 AM

what a fun little feature! i do love radishes. my dad used to eat them raw, dunked in salt. yum. they are also great on tacos and other mexican food like you said!

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20 Spicie Foodie May 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Thanks Anna! I need to try them like your father.

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21 dassana May 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

loved the last shot. any special technique you use for lighting, nancy? all your photos are so awesome and gorgeous.

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22 Spicie Foodie May 8, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Thank you Dassana,

I’ve been practicing and learning photography for a while now. So it’s really a matter of practice, practice. Thank you:)

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23 lindsay | rosemarried May 8, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Thanks so much for including my sauteed radish recipe! I’m sure it goes without saying that I, too, love radishes. But I love this post, as it’s dedicated to the humble (and wonderful) radish. Gorgeous photos as well!

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24 Spicie Foodie May 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Hi Lindsay,

My pleasure, I loved your recipe. Thank you:)

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25 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 9, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Wow…very stunning photography! I love the the dramatic feeling I get from your pictures. We make pickles using radish (including green part) and it is so good! Love the bright red accent in the pictures.

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26 Spicie Foodie May 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Thank you Nami! I would love to try those pickles, they sound so good.

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27 Priscilla - She's Cookin' May 9, 2012 at 3:24 AM

You know I love radishes, but your stunning photography makes them downright sexy! And I agree – their cool crispness goes perfectly with Mexican food – we had some tonight with tamales. Next on the agenda was roasting or sauteing them – and now that you suggest it – using the greens also :)

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28 Spicie Foodie May 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Thank you:) I’ve never thought of them as sexy, hehe. I bet they were fantastic with your tamales. Yeah, give them a try you’ll love it.

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29 tania@mykitchenstories May 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Hi Nancy I will have to join printrest just to have a whole board of your photos!

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30 Spicie Foodie May 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Hehe, thanks Tania that is so sweet of you:)

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31 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I’m a huge radish fan and have recently discovered the joy of cooking them as well but butter and salt will always be my favorite way to eat them.

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32 Spicie Foodie May 13, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Hi Sylvie,

I know I saw your radish post, it looked delicious.

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33 2sisters2cities May 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Love these radish photos… I am actually hosting a radish linky party at http://www.2sisters2cities.com/2012/05/fresh-produce-tuesday-week-8-radishes as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you submitted this post!

-m

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34 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Hi M,
Thanks! I’ll stop by and check you out :)

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35 2sisters2cities May 16, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Thanks for linking up!

-m

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36 Magic of Spice May 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I adore radishes, and love roasting them or simply munching on them raw…gorgeous photos sweetie!

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37 Spicie Foodie May 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Me too, thank you!

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