Daikon: detox benefits of white radish
The root known as daikon is actually a kind of radish. The word comes from two Japanese words: dai, which means large, and –kon, root. So, it’ s a large root. Botanically, it belongs to the same family as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, called Brassicaceae.
Daikon is special because of its gathering qualities: its very powerful root grows deep into the soil in search of nutrients.
The daikon is high in certain enzymes and proteins we need to digest complex carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It also helps strengthen and alkalise our system and helps with urination. It can cleanse mucus from the respiratory tract and improve digestion.
Daikon helps the kidneys be more efficient. It´s great when suffering from kidney stones.
Like other vegetables in the Brassicaceae family, daikon helps those suffering from conditions related to osteoporosis.
The easiest way to include it in your diet is to eat it like any other vegetable: chop into salads, steam it, or put it in soups and stews…
The daikon is one of the most valuable foods to include in our diets. Don’t hesitate to try this amazing food!