• A fair source of vitamin C, 
  • Low in calories and high in fiber


  • Can produce gas in some people.
  • Salicylage content may provoke an allergic reaction in people sensitive to aspirin.

A member of he cruciferous family, the radish is closely related to cabbage, kale, turnips, and cauliflower . While not especially high in most essential nutrients, radishes are tasty, as well as low in calories, making them ideal for snacking and as a spicy addition to salads, soups, and vegetable side dishes.

A fair source of vitamin C, radishes also contain small amounts of iron, potassium, and folate. Five medium-size raw radishes provide 5 mg of vitamin C and they yield only 5 calories. They also supply sulfurous compunds that may protect against cancer.

Like other cruciferous vegetables, radishes can cause bloating and gas in soume people, Also, radishes contain salicylates--compunds similar to the active ingredient in aspirin; many poeple sensitiive to aspirin may suffer an allergic reaction to radiesh.