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Watermelon Radish

Mar 05, 2018

Don't judge a book by its cover. This radish is nothing special on the outside, but once you open it, you will be amazed by its color and depth of flavor.

Appearance & Flavor
The outer skin of the watermelon radish is a pale, creamy-white color with light green on the shoulders, but the pretty flesh inside is bright pink with white streaks. The pinker the taproot appears, the pinker the interior will be. The flesh is crisp yet tender, and also quite juicy. The flavor is like pepper with hints of an almond-like sweetness. Chose radishes with a smooth skin that is not soft or showing brown spots. Make sure they are heavy for their size. 

Ways to Enjoy
Bored of your typical salad or vegetables? Try a new veggie that will bring plenty of color to your next dish. They can be eaten fresh, cooked, or pickled in a variety of dishes, including salads, sandwiches, soups, and stir-fries. 

Availability & Origin
They are grown year-round in many parts of the United States, and they peak in the spring and into late fall. 

Storage
If you refrigerate them in a container or a loose plastic bag, you should get about five days of use out of them.

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