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This week we decided to bake some Cinnamon Spice Radish Chips!
The radish is an edible root vegetable from the Brassicaceae family. The word radish comes from the Latin word radix meaning root along with the Greek word raphanus which translates to quickly appearing. It was originally domesticated in Europe and is eaten throughout the world, most commonly in its raw form.
There are many different varieties of radishes most of which grow rapidly and are ready for consumption within a month of planting. The flesh of a radish is crisp and sweet at the time of harvest but can easily become bitter and tough if the vegetable is left in the ground for too long. Radishes are useful companion plants and popular in home gardens because their pungent odour deters many common insect pests.
Nutritionally radishes are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. They are a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, and calcium as well. Radishes also contain an important isothiocyanate antioxidant compound called sulforaphane, proven to fight cancer. The most commonly eaten portion of the radish is the taproot however the entire plant is edible and the tops can be used as a leaf vegetable.
Radishes are one of those vegetable that I group together with beets. While they are crisp and tasty on their own I struggle to find recipes in which the earthy, slightly bitter taste wont overpower all of the other ingredients. I decided to try out radish chips to see if they would work as a healthier alternative to store-bought chips which often contain canola oil. The result was a delicious savory sweet snack that is easy to eat on the go!
We hope you enjoyed this weeks recipe!
Description: Cinnamon Spice Radish Chips
Photo Credit: Migle