RADISH, raphanus sativus 'Watermelon'Settler Hives
We all know don't judge a book by its cover, and the same can be said for the watermelon radish. Slice open once the globular root is 5-10cm in diameter and discover a pale green rimmed exterior with a rich rose red crunchy flesh - exactly the same colour as the perfectly ripped watermelon (well uhhh...it was never going to resemble a banana was it?). As eye catching as your primary teachers earrings (but in a good way) with a sweet yet mild peppery tone, the watermelon radish is easy to grow to brighten up your life and plate. Enjoy fresh or fermented. CRUNCH! ____________________________________________________________________
Nutritional Benefits: A source of antioxidants, fiber, B6 and Vitamins A, C, E and K.
Potential Health Benefits:
- Fiber content helps to improve digestion and the health of the gut - Anthocyanin acts as an antioxidant that maintain heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Improves skin health due to high Vitamin C and zinc that repair cell damage and boost collagen levels
- Low G.I which helps maintain blood sugar levels and helps keep you feeling full
Kathryn Batty Holistic Nutritionist BHSc (Nut Med) Mindful & Co Cronulla