Daikon

a  cruciferous vegetable 

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

October

Benefits of Daikon

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anticancer
  • immune-boosting
  • promotes weight loss

…visit Healthline for more information

Storage Tips

Peel if you like (though not necessary). Storing: Daikon will last up to 2 weeks stored in the fridge in plastic bag or wrapped in damp towel in fridge. Their greens should be stored separately. Freezing: Cut into smaller pieces.

Culinary Tips

  • Grate raw daikon over a salad for a nutritious, crunchy topping.
  • Add daikon to stir-fries to kick up the flavor.
  • Make Korean cubed radish kimchi (Kkakdugi) using this recipe.
  • Use daikon in soups and stews in place of carrots.
  • Steam daikon and top it with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper for a low-calorie side dish.
  • Mix daikon with cubed potatoes and carrots and roast them. 
  • Serve raw, sliced daikon alongside other veggies with a tasty dip for a healthy appetizer.
  • Make traditional Chinese daikon cakes using this recipe.
  • Use a spiralizer to make daikon noodles and toss them in a homemade peanut sauce.
  • Add daikon to veggie spring rolls for a crispy texture.
  • Incorporate daikon into Asian dishes, such as curries and soups. 

***All parts of the daikon plant can be eaten, including the leafy green tops, which can be added to sautés and soups.

Recipe links

Thai Soup using Daikon