The radish's root is fleshy, oblong, spherical or conical. It is native to China and has many varieties. It has a variety of medicinal values. It is called "big root" in Japanese and its shape is very similar to that of carrot. Radish root is one of the most common vegetables, but in fact the whole plant is edible. The seed is called Laizizi and is a commonly used Chinese medicine.
Nutrition facts of radish
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The effect of radish
Eliminate stagnation, reduce phlegm and asthma, clear heat and relieve qi, relieve qi in the middle and lower qi, detoxify swelling and disperse silt, prevent cancer and reduce blood lipids, soften blood vessels, stabilize blood pressure, prevent coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, gallstone
How to choose radishes
First, look at the colors. Fresh white radish with tender white color; Second, the chirp component. Fresh white radish is heavier when it is scooped, and the surface is hard and firm when it is pinched. Otherwise, it indicates that the white radish is not fresh; Third, look at the roots. If the front part of the white radish is straight, most of the time, the white radish is fresh. On the other hand, if the white radish has a disorderly root and whisker and many forks, then it may be bran heart white radish; Fourth, look at the surface. If the air eyes on the white radish are arranged uniformly and in a straight line, then in most cases, this is a sweet white radish, otherwise it may be a little spicy.
Storage method of radish
1. Store in the refrigerator before eating, and take it out when needed. 2. Find a smaller corrugated cardboard box, put it in the sand (wet), and bury the radish in the sand. 3. Cut off the long leaves on the radish with a knife, then put the radishes in a plastic bag, seal it, and put it in a cool place. The radish preserved in this way does not lose water and can be left for a long time.
People with weak constitution, spleen and stomach deficiency, stomach and duodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis, simple goiter, threatened abortion, and uterine prolapse should not eat more. Radish is the main diarrhea and carrots are supplements, so it is best not to eat both together. If you want to eat together, you should add some vinegar to reconcile to facilitate nutrient absorption.
Folk Radish Medicine Evaluation
In our country, the folk radish has the reputation of "little ginseng", and there are "radish on the market, the doctor is okay", "radish enters the city, the doctor closes", "winter eats radish and summer eats ginger, do not prescribe a doctor", "radish blindly, Qisha There is also a saying saying the benefits of radish: "Eating radish and drinking tea, the doctor is so angry that he crawls all over the street."
Processed products of radish
Radish can not only be eaten raw, cooked in soup, fried, steamed, fried or used as soup, but also can be pickled, yellow radish, dried radish (preserved vegetables), etc .; young leaves growing on radish can be fried or pickled Made into snow red.