We all know traditional radishes, but black radishes are making their way onto the gardening and culinary scenes quickly.
The Rise black radish variety is Nero Tondo. With long, leafy stems emerging from its head, both the radish and its top are consumable. It has a slightly bitter but crisp flavor that makes it the perfect topping for salads.
If you aren't already on board for trying out black radishes, here are 5 interesting facts about black radishes that'll convince you:
- Black radishes, also known as Spanish radishes or Noir Gros de Paris, are an heirloom variety that originated in the Mediterranean region.
- Unlike traditional red or white radishes, black radishes have a black or dark brown skin that is rough and thick. The flesh inside is white and has a slightly bitter and spicy flavor.
- Black radishes are packed with nutrients and are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. They also contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties.
- In traditional Chinese medicine, black radishes are used to treat digestive problems, including indigestion and constipation. They are also believed to help detoxify the liver and improve skin health.
- Black radishes can be used in a variety of culinary applications, including roasting, pickling, and grating into salads. They are often used as a garnish or added to sandwiches and tacos for an extra kick of flavor.