When compared with spinach, kale, or long beans, white radish may be a vegetable that is consumed less frequently on a daily basis. In fact, the benefits of white radish for health should not be underestimated, you know.
What is white radish?
White radish (Raphanus sativus L) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family.
This plant has a swollen taproot, fleshy like a tuber, and is pure white in color.
Radish is a type of vegetable originating from China. So, it is not surprising that this vegetable is often referred to as Chinese radish or oriental radish.
In Indonesia, white radish is widely used as a salad, made pickled or pickled, or cooked as a vegetable.
White radish content Health
In 100 grams of white radish, there are only 19 grams of calories, making it safe for consumption when dieting.
In addition, white radish plants contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that are useful for the body, including:
- 0.9 grams of protein
- Fat 0.1 gram
- Carbohydrates 4.2 grams
- Calcium 35 mg
- Phosphorus 26 mg
- Iron 0.6 mg
- Vitamin A 10 SI
- Vitamin B1 0.08 mg
- Vitamin C 32.00 mg.
Not only that, this vegetable, also known as white carrots, also contains water and phytochemicals, such as saponins, flavonoids and polyphenols.
Various nutritional content of white radish can provide a number of health benefits.
If you have never consumed it, try to start including white radish in your daily diet.
The benefits of white radish for health
From reducing the risk of chronic disease to overcoming intestinal disorders, here are the various benefits of white radish that you need to know.
Reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases
The polyphenols in white radish have two types of antioxidants, namely ferulic acid and quercetin.
These two antioxidants are clinically proven to be able to ward off free radicals, reduce the risk of internal inflammation, and boost the body’s immune system.
The antioxidants in white radish are also believed to have anticancer properties. Colon and lung cancer is a type of cancer that is considered a risk that can be prevented by regularly consuming this vegetable.
Help maintain or lose weight
Not only low in calories, white radish is also low in carbohydrates and rich in fiber so it is suitable for consumption by people who are on a diet or want to maintain their weight.
The fiber content in white radish can provide a longer full effect on the stomach because the fiber content helps slow digestion.
In addition, fiber also serves to nourish the digestive tract so that diarrhea and constipation can be prevented.