What is White Radish(Daikon=だいこん)~Main Nutrients&Health benefits~

We Japanese use several types of vegetable for cooking. There are many vegetables we often eat but other countries’ people don’t. One of the vegetables I always miss is the Japanese white radish (だいこん=Daikon).It has rich nutrients and is good for your health. Especially, grated radish is good with tempura, udon, soba noodles and so on, because it makes them much healthier.

White Radish (=だいこん)

Main Nutrients (100g=3.5 ounce)

  • Kalium: 230mg
  • Calcium: 24mg
  • food fiber: 1.4g

Health benefits

  • Relief from constipation
  • Protection from some diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, and bowel cancer.
  • Relief from bad digestion (apepsy)
  • Recovery from hang overs
  • Curing acne

Cuisines using burdock root

Cold tempura soba 

Cold tempura soba is a very simple Japanese cuisine. We can put whatever we want onto it. If you use grated white radish, it will be healthier. We are introducing how to cook it on this site. So jump to the link if you want to try it.

>>>>go to the recipe of Cold tempura soba