We all know don't judge a book by its cover, and the same can be said for the watermelon radish. Slice open once the globular root is 5-10cm in diameter and discover a pale green rimmed exterior with a rich rose red crunchy flesh - exactly the same colour as the perfectly ripped watermelon (well uhhh...it was never going to resemble a banana was it?). As eye catching as your primary teachers earrings (but in a good way) with a sweet yet mild peppery tone, the watermelon radish is easy to grow to brighten up your life and plate. Enjoy fresh or fermented. CRUNCH!
Nutritional Benefits: A source of antioxidants, fiber, B6 and Vitamins A, C, E and K.
Potential Health Benefits:
Fiber content helps to improve digestion and the health of the gut
Anthocyanin acts as an antioxidant that maintain heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
Improves skin health due to high Vitamin C and zinc that repair cell damage and boost collagen levels
Low G.I which helps maintain blood sugar levels and helps keep you feeling full