Raw daikon root is a white fleshed radish that has a very mild taste and is very low in calories, coming in at around 6 calories per ounce. Because of the multitude of benefits it gives, daikon is considered a superfood. It contains large amounts of enzymes that aid in fat and starch digestion as well as high levels of vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium. It also contains other phyto-nutrients that fight cancer. The extract from the seed is also a powerful immune booster and cancer fighter.Widely used in Asian cooking ,marinated ,pickled ,eaten raw as a salad. Part of the brassicae family with other vegetables like Kale (another superfood) and Rapini .Eaten mainly in winter as it is considered a heating Food (according to Ayurvedic philosophy). Also has a pungent odour .
A simple salad using dakon radish which my mom made for us in winter months .It is a very crisp refreshing bright colourful salad.can be used for wraps or pita pockets.
1 daikon radish, peeled and shredded
1 tomato, diced
2-3 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
juice of half lemon
salt to taste
Toss all ingredients together and serve.
P.S.You can eat mint or fennel seeds after eating this salad or add fennel seeds to the salad itself if the odour is too strong