Chinese radish is a type of radish that looks similar to a white carrot and that tastes mild compared to a normal radish. It can be consumed in its raw form, and can also be used in a variety of Oriental dishes. Even though there are different types of radishes available, Chinese radish is popular for its medicinal and nutritious content.
Not to get confused with the types of names with which Chinese radishes are called; Here are the alternative names of Chinese radish: Cantonese Chinese - Lor bark Hokkien Chinese - Chai tow Thai- Hua chai tao Filipino Tagalog - Labanos Vietnamese - Cu-cai trang Malaysian / Indonesian - Lobak puteh Korean- Mu Indian Hindi - Mooli
Benefits of Consuming Chinese Radish:
Chinese radish is a low calorie energy food. Hence it can be used if you are keen on trimming down your weight.
Bile duct problems, stomach and intestinal disorders can be minimized to an extent if you include radish to your daily dose of food.
Aids in kidney function, digestion and removes toxins from our body.
Chinese radish is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium and calcium. The earlier you start in taking vegetables with rich nutritional value, the longer will you be able to stay healthy.
Cosmetic industries use radish as a component in their beauty products. It can also be used for personal care.
It aids in keeping the body in a good working condition. It helps to health issues such as heart attacks, stroke and cancer.
It acts as a good decongestant. It helps to ease swollen nasal passages during cold, cough and fever.
It's anti-viral and anti-bacterial property is good for eczema and acne.
Chinese radish helps in rebuilding tissues and blood vessels.
Since its high on vitamin C, consuming radishes will help in keeping your bone and teeth strong and healthy.
It is classified as a well-balanced alkaline food, which is necessary to balance the pH level in our body.
Side Effects of Consuming White Radish:
Even though is it advisable to eat radish, a pregnant women should avoid more than she usually consumes.
If you are suffering from gallstone, it is recommended not to have radish.
Large consumption of radish can lead to digestion tract irritation.
Cautious Tips When Using Chinese Radish:
Radishes are at its best right after it is purchased since it is a highly perishable vegetable.
If you want to refrigerate the radish, wrap them individually in a plastic wrap.
Some radish comes with green attached, remove it as soon as possible as it draws nutrients from the vegetable.
Try not to peel the radish if you want to enjoy its benefits.
If you are eating raw or cooking, try to use it on the same day of purchase itself for best results.
To enjoy the maximum nutritional content from radish, it is recommended to buy young and small in size radishes because, the older the radish, the nutrients will be absorbed by its leaves.
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