Organic Radishes harvested from the Blacktown Community Garden
Radishes are a low-calorie root vegetable with only 16 calories per 100 grams. Radishes are an excellent source of antioxidants, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, and dietary fiber.
Radish, like other cruciferous and Brassica family vegetables, contains isothiocyanate antioxidant compound called sulforaphane. Studies suggest that sulforaphane has proven role against prostate, breast, colon and ovarian cancers by its cancer-cell growth inhibition, and cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.
Fresh roots are a good source of vitamin-C; provide about 15 mg or 25% of DRI of vitamin C per 100 g. Vitamin-C is a powerful water soluble antioxidant required by the body for synthesis of collagen. It helps the human body scavenge harmful free radicals, prevention from cancers, inflammation and help boost immunity.
Also, they contain adequate levels of folates, vitamin B-6, riboflavin, thiamin and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and calcium.
Further, they contain many phytochemicals like indoles which are detoxifying agents and zeaxanthin, lutein, and beta-carotene, which are flavonoid antioxidants. Their total antioxidant strength, measured regarding oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC value), is 1736 µmol TE/100 g.
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