The radish belongs to the brassica family and is known for containing antioxidants. Antioxidants are excelllent for aiding in the prevention of oxidation from free radicals in the body and cells.
Folate and folic acid what's the difference? Folate is found naturally in a variety of foods while folic acid is the synthetic version.
B9 is also referred to as folate and provides an array of health benefits.
- Healthy fetal formation
- Good for the heart
- Decrease risk of stroke
- Aids in reducing mental and emotional issues
- Beneficial for healthy DNA
- Builds and repairs skin cells
- Aids in building and maintaining muscle tissue
- Is important for bringing oxygen to the cells in the body
Radish sprouts contain vitamin C some B along with zinc and phosphorus. These properties are important for good skin health and aid moisture to the skin. This is important to avoid wrinkles which stem from a lack of water in the body. It is important to moisturize the skin both from inside the body as well as outside.
Radishes are a great source for anthocyanins which are antioxidant flavonoids, give pigment to a variety of fruits and vegetables, and are anti-inflammatory. They are beneficial for our health in many ways.
- Prevent inflammation
- Promote collagen health which is important for firm, toned, healthy skin
- Promote healthy blood vessels
- Healthy nervous system
- Aids with diabetes
- Promotes good eye health
- Heart health
- Aids in fighting cancer
Radish sprouts are a great source for potassium which aids with the various issues.
- High blood pressure
- Stroke prevention
- Kidney health
- Anxiety and stress
- Muscle strength
- Water balance
- An important electrolyte which is important for our bodies energy
- Aids with muscle cramps
- Supports the nervous system
- Aids with the health of various organs such as the kidneys, liver, brain, heart, and more
- Low blood sugar
- Bone health
- Aids with weight loss
- Relieves constipation and piles
- Respiratory issues
- Reduce fevers
- Aids with PMS
- Menopause symptoms
- Hot flashes
- Fibrocystic disease
- Prevents/reduces tumors
Sprouting Radish Sprouts
3 Tbsp of sprouting seeds
1 Wide mouth mason jar
1 Sprouting jar screen
Put the seeds in the jar and fill the jar with the filtered water so the seeds are covered and let sit for 12 hours. After 12 hours with the screen still on dump out the water, fill the jar again and swish the jar around making sure to get all the seeds in the water, drain, and place upside down on an angle to drain, do this at least 3 times a day. This will produce 3 cups of sprouts by the 5th or 6th day.
Once the sprouts are done pour them in a big bowl with filtered water. The hulls will float to the top, pull them out and discard them. Some people do eat them it's up to you.
Using the Sprouts
All sprouts can be used the same way, but one thing to remember with this sprout is it does have a spicy taste. Add to anything you would like to add a little spice to a salad, soup, stews, or on sandwiches. This is one sprout you might not want to add to a smoothie or juice.
Do you eat radish sprouts? What is your favorite way to use these sprouts? How would you use these sprouts?