Radish contains a wide range of vitamins, such as vitamins A and C, which can not only prevent the skin aging, but also prevent the formation of skin spot and maintain the skin white and tender. In fact, both vitamins A and C have the function of anti-oxidation, inhibiting cancer and prevent arteriosclerosis and ageing. Mustard oil, amylase and the crude fiber can accelerate digestion and gastrointestinal motility, increase appetite and eliminate a cough and sputum. Radish has the function of lower qi, assist digestion, moisturize lungs, cure diseases and reduce toxicity and internal heat, as well as diuretic and accelerate bowel movements. It can effectively cure lungs diseases, lungs heat, constipation, hematemesis, inflated qi, indigestion, sputum and unsmooth of urine and stool.
Patients who are in poor function of spleen and stomach, such as dilute stool should eat less radish. Moreover, patients who are currently taking medicine contains ginseng should also avoid eating radish to maintain the efficacy.
Radish in the median to the small size is believed to contain solid plum which is in good condition and contain rich nutrition. Consumers are recommended to purchase radish with the smooth surface and heavyweight instead of radish with half transparent spot. Because it means the radish is not fresh or might have been frozen and the nutrition value has been lowered.
Cooking methods:
Radish can be eaten in both cooked or uncooked, including making into juice, pickled, fried, cooked and boiled in a soup.
Radish soup with squid, radish and tomato soup, stewed lamb with radish and jujube, silken radish in cold salad, radish pickle, radish silken cake.