Thought to be a native of Asia, there are many varieties of radish which vary in shape, size, flavour and colour. The Daikon radish looks like a smooth white overgrown carrot and tastes like a radish. It can be used both raw and cooked.
It is available May, June and July.
Radishes have high levels of vitamin C. They also contain some fibre, potassium, and folate. The peppery taste is evidence of the phytochemicals glucosinolates and isothiocyanates.