Common name: Radish purple
Scientific name: Raphanus sativus
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time; 8-10 days
Nutrition: High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein/zeaxanthin, violaxanthin.
Health benefits: Promote eye health, reduce risk of heart-related diseases, prevent some cancers, and more.
Radish microgreens are usually ready to harvest in 8-10 days. Radish is one of the most popular and easy microgreens to grow. Sometimes referring to one of its cultivars ‘Daikon’, radish micro gives a similar taste to the radish with a pleasantly mild spicy flavor. Generally, you don’t need to soak the seed at all, but you can do that for a couple of hours for a better germination rate.
Also, you can harvest the greens as early as on the day 6th for a more crunchiness taste. If you are looking to start microgreen business, radish is one of the few to go. Restaurant chefs definitely love them!
Microgreens are richer sources of various micronutrient especially vitamins and minerals. Some of the lipophilic vitamins are much higher in microgreens than mature parts. Like vitamin E content of microgreens is forty times higher than the mature parts. Anti-nutritional factors like nitrates and nitrite contents are low in microgreens. In addition to this microgreens are a dense source of various bioactive compounds. Microgreens are used in salads, sandwich and soups. It can also be used for stuffing parantha and other Indian foods.