6 Radishes Worth Seeking Out

There's a whole world beyond the Cherry Belles you've probably got in your supermarket.

May 27, 2015
Black Radishes
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Black Radishes

These medium-sized round roots have a horseradish-like flavor that mellows to nutty sweetness when cooked.

Purple Daikon
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Purple Daikon

A purple variant of the more common white Japanese daikon, these long roots are delicious stir-fried or simmered in miso soup. 

Helios Radish
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Helios

Bright yellow outside and white within, these Slovakian olive-shaped radishes are named for the Greek god of the sun. Their flavor is mild and sweet. 

Lime Radish
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Lime

Long, thin lime radishes—so called for the green hue near their leaves, which fades to cream at the root tip—pack a fierce, wasabi-like punch

Watermelon Radish
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Watermelon

Known in Chinese as shinrimei (“beauty in the heart”), these multihued radishes are stunning sliced thin in salads.

Ostergruss Radish
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Ostergrus

Looking like magenta carrots (but with a white inside), these oblong German radishes are traditionally braised with pork or chicken.

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