Radish – is a plant of the cabbage family. As food, radish is valued for its pleasant taste and a peculiar spiciness that it gives to mustards, and oil has antiseptic properties. Leaves and roots are both beneficial to health. In order to fulfill a daily supply of vitamin C, a person needs to eat about 250-300 grams of this vegetable. Other nutrients are also present in radish, like vitamins B1, B2, PP, salts of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron.
Radish has more protein than other vegetables, therefore it would always be include in a diet of a vegetarian. Radish improves digestion and protects against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, its fiber clears the body of excess cholesterol. 100 grams of radish contains 19 calories.