WHAT IS A BLACK RADISH?
This delicious member of the root family has a tough, black outer skin and a crisp, snow white interior. Larger then your traditional red radish, it goes by many names including Black Mooli and Gros Noir. Slightly bitter, this hardy and nutritious vegetable is a great food on it’s own. But when used in a sauce a black radish gives a delicious, starchy tang to protein-rich meals like short ribs!
WHY IS A BLACK RADISH GOOD FOR YOU?
Delicious when consumed cooked or raw, the black radish is rich in vitamin C as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iron. A popular homeopathic remedy in both Europe and Asia, it is rumored to offer health benefits to people suffering from thyroid or gall bladder issues.
WHEN IS A BLACK RADISH IN SEASON?
They are a late winter and early spring vegetable. Many stores treat them as seasonal items though thanks to industrial agriculture they are available year-round.
HOW SHOULD BLACK RADISHES BE STORED?
Place in a bag with good air circulation and you can store them in your refrigerator for up to 2 months! This is much longer then most other radishes. this vegetable’s hardiness was the reason it was such a popular staple.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CUT A BLACK RADISH?
The knife technique is the same as with a potato, click here to see!
DO BLACK RADISHES MAKE A GOOD COUGH SYRUP?
This vegetable was considered sacred in some parts of the world due to its natural healing properties. Just hollow out a charcoal colored radish into a makeshift bowl, add honey and wait!