What’s bright green with a uniquely peppery, spicy flavour? Find our more about one of our popular produce, the radish sprouts!
Also known as Waikare or Wasabi sprouts, radish sprouts are germinated radish seeds which have just begun to grow leaves. Bright green and with a uniquely peppery, spicy flavour, it is used in Asian fare, but are also popular in salads, sandwiches, and different kinds of food fare as well. Its tangy taste also goes well with carrot juice or sprinkling on a cracker.
Like other fresh vegetable sprouts (such as Alfafa and sunflower sprouts), radish sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and have great nutritional value, making it a choice product at Quan Fa.
Radish Nutritional Values
There are five main varieties of radishes, namely, the red globe radishes, black radishes, daikons, white icicles, and California Mammoth White. Radish sprouts are low in sodium, while high in levels of calcium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C, an ideal supplement for any diet.
Here are some of the great nutritional statistics of this great peppery plant:
- No cholesterol
- Very low in sodium
- No sugar
- High in calcium
- High in iron
- High in manganese
- Very high in magnesium
- Very high in niacin
- High in pantothenic acid
- Very high in phosphorus
- High in riboflavin
- High in thiamin
- High in vitamin A
- Very high in vitamin B6
- Very high in vitamin C
Specifically, one serving of radish (8.5 g) contains:
- 15 calories
- 0 calories from fat
- 0 g of total fat or saturated fat
- 25 mg of sodium, 0 mg of cholesterol
- 3 g of total carbohydrate, 0 g of dietary fiber
- 2 g of sugars, 0 g of protein
- 0% of vitamin A
- 30% of vitamin C
- 2% of calcium. (The percentage refers to the % daily value).
Besides having immune-strengthening properties with its incredible vitamin content as well as iron and calcium, radish sprouts have radical healting properties when it comes to lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and high-blood pressure, as well as cancer. Cook with them or include them in your meals to unlock its nutritional goodness for you and your family!