Friday, May 30, 2014

Watermelon Radish

The watermelon radish, also known as the beauty heart radish, is larger and much more beautiful than the traditional red radish we normally get at the store. It is one of the 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die (A Quintessence Book, 2008), p. 198. They have reddish to reddish and whitish flesh, white skin and green shoulders. They tend to get milder as they age, unlike other radishes, and their outer edges are hotter than the inner flesh which is sweet and crisp and mildly pungent. I'd never had watermelon radish before, but saw it recently at Clark's Nutrition and Natural Foods Market in Loma Linda. I only had a few, just enough to taste them. They would be a wonderful addition to a salad.
Watermelon radish - almost looks like a green turnip.
Fantastic looking inside - and these are less colorful than some of seen pictures of.

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