Radish Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts


Health Benefits for Radish:
High Blood Pressure | Obesity | Kidney Disorders | Inflammation | Heart Diseases | Liver | infections | Skin | Cancer | Antioxidants | Hepatitis |
Nutrition Facts of Radish:
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 66 kJ (16 kcal)
Water 95.27 g
Carbohydrates 3.4 g
Sugars 1.86 g
Dietary fiber 1.6 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 0.68 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) 0.012 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.039 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.254 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.165 mg
Vitamin B6 0.071 mg
Folate (B9) 25 μg
Vitamin C 14.8 mg
Minerals
Calcium 25 mg
Iron 0.34 mg
Magnesium 10 mg
Manganese 0.069 mg
Phosphorus 20 mg
Potassium 233 mg
Zinc 0.28 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28
Radish Health Benefits:
Antioxidants:
Radish contains many useful antioxidants like indoles, and flavonoids like zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, and lutein. Moreover, these crunchy vegetables also contain an important antioxidant, belonging to the isothiocyanate family, sulforaphane. This compound is a well-known inhibitor of many types of cancers like colon, breast, prostate, ovarian etc.
 
Liver:
Radishes are power detoxifier and protect the digestive system, mainly the stomach and liver. This vegetable helps in detoxification of the toxic build-up from the blood and purifies the blood. Radishes can remove bilirubin from the body, thus curing jaundice. If the bilirubin levels build-up in the body at a higher rate as compared to its degradation by the liver, it can affect the liver and lead to jaundice. Radishes also reduce the red blood cell destruction, which is noticed in people suffering from jaundice.

Kidneys:
Radishes act as cleansers, diuretics, and disinfectants, and help in the treatment of several kidney disorders. The diuretic property of this vegetable helps to flush out the harmful toxins from the blood. This reduces the concentration of these toxins from the kidneys. Also, this vegetable decreases the burning sensation while urinating and prevents many urinary tract infections.