Have you ever cut open a piece of fruit or vegetable only to be struck by the inner beauty, by the knowing and growing of nature?
There’s something almost sacred about looking at a slice of a watermelon radish - it’s like an inner glimpse into a universe of encoded biology, the patterning which can be used to stimulate all the cells, organs, tissues of our own bodies, in fact that’s one of the properties of radish, to stimulate our appetites and aid in digestion. The sharp bite of the radish also helps the body to dissolve fats and excess mucus - a great food to have if you want to shed some excess weight or lower your blood cholesterol.
WATERMELON RADISH WITH SHAVED FENNEL & SPINACH
4 watermelon radishes
1 fennel bulb
3 cups spinach leaves
2 mandarin oranges
1/3 cup unfiltered olive oil
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
½ tsp sumac
2 tsp maple syrup or honey
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1) Shave radishes paper thin on mandolin.
2) Shred fennel bulb.
3) Peel and section mandarin oranges
4) Mix dressing together ingredients together.
5) Toss all ingredients and season with salt and pepper
Did you know that radishes were grown in Egypt since at least 2780 BC? They were originally black in color and were used to help fuel the slave labor on the pyramids.
Radishes are a cooling food that stimulates the appetite and are an excellent digestive aid. They have both antibacterial and anti-fungal energies.