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Also Known As : Mooli
Technical Name : Raphanus sativus


Taste Profile

It has spicy, crisp and zesty flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be put raw in a salad.
  2. It can be baked or roasted and used as a side dish.
  3. It can also be used for making chutneys.

Common names and forms

  1. For mooli Sani


It is a root vegetable that belongs to the Brassicaceae family. It is similar to beets and turnips and has white flesh. It is often consumed as a salad vegetable.

Health benefits

  • Radish is a powerful detoxifier and helps to purify blood and eliminates toxins out of the body.(1)
  • It helps in treating jaundice.(1)
  • Vitamin C present in it helps in boosting the immune system and helps in regulating metabolism.(1)
  • It is a good source of fiber and helps in digestion.(1)
  • Anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid present in it helps in reducing cardiovascular diseases.(1)
  • It has low glycemic index which helps in managing diabetes.(1)
  • It has high water content and helps in relieving constipation and improves digestion.(1)
  • It is good for treating respiratory disorders as they are anticongestive, which decrease the congestion in the respiratory system.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for small to medium size radish they have better taste. The leaves of it should look stiff and bright green. Avoid the radish with cracked and wrinkled skin.


Excessive eating of radish might affect the kidneys because of its diuretic nature. It may interfere with high blood pressure medication by dropping blood pressure to very low levels which is dangerous. It is full of dietary fiber that might cause diarrhea, intestinal gas and blockage.(2)

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