Updated: Nov 6
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Microgreens can have a real, tangible impact on your health if consumed as a regular and consistent part of your diet. They have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties that contribute to: Boost in brain function and immunity, clear congestion, Improved digestive function and Healthy glowing skin.
Microgreens are tasty nutrient dense superfoods. These tiny powerhouses encapsulate all the benefits of the mature plant in a highly concentrated form.
Today we are shining a spotlight on Rambo Radish Microgreens. They are fast and easy to grow, taking around 7-10 days from sowing to harvest. The leaves and stems are all edible and have a wonderful colour of violet/purples and greens. As a taste they certainly have a peppery/ spicy taste. We currently grow Daikon Radish and Rose Radish as microgreens. Out of all three varieties Rambo is less spicy in taste than the other two (Daikon is the most spicy). As a microgreen they are one of the biggest variety in terms of size (height and leaf shape), hence why it is better to harvest or eat at around day 9 as they have a wonderful crunchy texture.
Rambo are a big favourite with our chefs as they look beautiful and pair very well with many dishes. Their beautiful purple coloured stems/ leaves are very eye-catching and make them a great choice for using as a garnish.
The radish plant is a member of the Brassica family, which includes broccoli and cabbage. You’re probably familiar with radishes, but radish microgreens are a little different in looks. Radish Microgreens are tiny plants grown from the radish seeds and harvested after 7-10 days when only a couple inches tall. At this young microgreen stage, plants are at their peak nutritional levels.
To sprinkle micro-greens over your dishes is so simple and quick. It’s a wonderful solution to adding essential nutrients to every meal. Whether that’s in salads, smoothies, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soups, risottos, pastas, eggs, fish and meat, etc as a garnish. You can eat them fresh (which is the best way, IMO), or you can cook them into your soups, with stir fry dishes, sauté them like spinach, use as dips/ sauces or infuse as a drink.
Rambo Radish Microgreens are great for
Served with scrambled eggs
with seafood, haddock is a great example
garnishes over salad bowls
in wraps/ sandwiches / burgers / veggie burgers
added to soups
added to pasta dishes, risottos
with a cheese platter
Pairs well with
Chicken/Slow cooked Beef
How to take care of your Micro Rambo Radis
Keep your live microgreens at a cool temperature with good air flow. Not too humid. Favourable temperature range of 18 to 24°C and relative humidity (RH) of 40 to 60 per cent would meet the needs of most plants.
Using a knife (rather than scissors) to cut your live microgreens, this ensures they stay fresher for longer. Keep your live microgreens on a shallow tray/plate. Water twice a day, don’t water too much, little and often. Always water from below. Avoid watering from above as this may cause mould. The amount of water will vary according to the environmental conditions: i.e. they'll need more water if they're in the sun and wind, than if they're in a sheltered, shady spot. Water them evenly, making sure the growing medium (compost) is moist.
Radishes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, along with calcium, iron, and dietary fiber. While there are plenty of great health benefits of radish. Please note : there are some people who should be cautious when consuming radish or other cruciferous vegetables. For those with an iodine deficiency eating too much radish can block the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.
As radishes have zero fat, and are low in carbs and calories, it can be a great addition to your weight loss diet.
They also contain high levels of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Radishes contain plenty of vitamin A. This vitamin helps promote healthy skin and maintain vision. It also converts food into energy and helps to bolster the immune system. The chemical compounds glucosinolate and isothiocyanate are found in radishes. These help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. In addition, an antioxidant called coenzyme Q10 helps to prevent the onset of diabetes.
This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician.
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