Daikon - Pickled Asian Radish
Love this Asian radish, Daikon. I like to prepare it as a side dish with meals, and love the tanginess it gives on the palate.
This root vegetable originates from Southeast & East Asia. It is known for its healing, anti-inflammatory, and digestive aiding properties. With its rich source of vitamin C and calcium, it may help repair the body’s cells and support bone health.
It is low calorie, but high in fibre, (4 g per 100g) which can help keep you full and may help with weight management. This vegetable has similar enzymes that are naturally found in our digestive tract and may help with gut health.
It’s commonly served in salads, soups, various condiments and a side dish. This is why I love and encourage to try new food items and recipes because you discover how cool food & nutrition facts can be (especially this unique vegetable).
I like to prepare this radish as a side dish with this easy recipe:
1 lbs of diced, 1/2 inch cubed & peeled Daikon radish (small size)
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp of white vinegar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup of warm water
1 tsp of salt
1. Place diced Daikon in a large glass jar.
2. In a medium pot, add vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Cook on medium heat and stir until sugar and salt is fully dissolved.
3. Pour pickling liquid over the diced Daikon until the liquid fully covers the cubed Daikon. Once cooled (few minutes & jar uncovered), then seal the jar with the lid & place in the refrigerator. Enjoy and serve cold as a side dish to add to your meals.
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