Radish Sprouts

Radish belongs to Brassicaceae Family (just like Broccoli) also known as mustard and the genus Raphanus which gives it the scientific name Raphanus raphanistrum. The name radish comes from the latin word “radix” which means root.

Different Asian cultures have cultivated radish seeds for centuries because of their positive effect on health and their delicious flavor. For sprouting mainly red radish and daikon radish seeds are used.


radish sprouts


Health Benefits of Radish Sprouts

Sprouted foods are very high in nutrients and show a variety of significant health benefits. The nutrients in the sprouts of radish seeds are quite notable, which is why they are considered to be a super food. They have high levels of vitamin C, B, A, E and K, magnesium, manganese, copper and proteins. They also possess chlorophyll, many antioxidants and organic acids. At the same time they are very low in calories. 

Vitamin C is used by the body to produce carnitine, a compound that helps the body to convert fat into energy instead of storing it in the body cells, thus making radish sprouts a great supplement to lose weight. 

A specialty of radish sprouts are the naturally occurring plant estrogens they contain. These are quite similar to human estrogen thus making them helpful by alleviating symptoms of menopause or fibrocystic disease. 

In addition, a study in 2007 found that they contain even more glucosinolate – which is known for its anti-cancer properties – than broccoli sprouts, which are famous for this effect, making them very valuable for cancer prevention. 

100 grams of radish sprouts contain a quarter of the daily recommended amount of folate, which promotes cardiovascular health.. 


How to Grow Radish Sprouts

Radish seeds can easily be sprouted (or germinated), all you need is water, a jar and a sprouting lid to rinse and drain the seeds during germination. One tablespoon of the seeds will produce about three cups of sprouts. It takes about three to four days until the sprouts are ready for consumption. By rinsing them regularly (twice daily) during that time you avoid decay and ensure a healthy, delicious harvest.

For a complete guide on how to grow sprouts at home, take a look here.


How do Radish Sprouts Taste?

The flavor of radish sprouts can be described as peppery. They taste fresh and crisp with a nice crunchy texture. Overall, the flavour of radish sprouts is similar to grown radish but a little milder.


wrap with radish sprouts


How to Use Radish Sprouts

 The peppery flavour of radish sprouts makes them a great addition to:

  • salads
  • soups
  • sandwiches
  • toppings
  • stir-frys


If you want to get the most value out of the radish sprouts, you have to activate them by chewing them well.


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Evans, D. (2020): The Sprout Book, St. Martin publishing group, New York, p. 77



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