Ingredient Name: Chinese Radish, Japanese Radish, Green Carrot, or Daikon
Traditional Chinese Name: 青蘿蔔(qíng luóbo)
What is this?
- Mildly flavoured and pale coloured radish
- It is often found in East Asian dishes (such as soups and stews)
- They can be found in various colours such as green or white and variations in between
- Their sizes vary and can grow to be 8-14 inches in length
- Different varieties of the Chinese radish can come in various shapes as well depending how they are grown and where they come from
How do I prepare it?
- Wash thoroughly in cool water
- Peel skin prior to use as the skin is tougher than regular carrots
Where can I buy this?
- You can buy from any asian supermarket
What is the cost?
- Chinese radishes are relatively affordable
- Chinese radishes aid in digestion
- Low in saturated fats and cholesterol
- Excellent food for weight loss
- It is considered a cooling food
- Not ideal to be consumed if you have a cough or cold
- Pregnant women and those menstruating should take caution as it may cause contractions if consumed in great amounts
Any additional information?
- Store in a cool, dry place
- You will know that the Chinese radish has gone bad when the texture is no longer firm to the touch
- They generally store for up to a week