Information on juicing Radish
There are a number of different reasons why juicing radishes can be of benefit to our juice making
routines. Radishes can vary in flavour from mild to fiery hot and we can use this flavour to give a
twist to other juice types that could do with a bit more flavour. Be careful not to use too many
radishes or the hot flavour could take over.
When selecting radishes for juicing try and aim for radishes that feel heavy as fresh radishes at
optimum ripeness will have a higher water content. Radishes that have been left too long in the
ground will develop a woody texture and the 'heat' of their flavour will intensify once they have
past their optimal ripeness. Therefore when juicing radish try and use your radishes within a day
First wash the radishes to remove any soil particles / pesticides residues that may remain on the
roots and leaves. Remove the radish leaves if they are present to stop nutrients being drawn out
the root into the leaves. The radish leaves are also edible and contain valuable nutrients and so
these can be juiced as well. The leaves contain calcium, riboflavin and carotene.
You can also juice radish sprouts. For more information on how to grow radish sprouts in your
kitchen see our pages on sprouting overview. If juicing radish sprouts then you can wrap them up
tightly in a lettuce leaf before you pass them through the juicer, this should give a more
efficient juicing process. Radish sprout juice has the same 'hot' flavour that radish juice possess
so don't use too many the first time so you can get an idea of their influence on the taste of the
Radishes can be beneficial to our health as they are sources of Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C,
Iron sulphur and amylase. Radish juice has been used for treating skin conditions, asthma and sinus
The power of the Radish has been recognised in traditional oriental medicine for centuries, indeed
it is noted in a poem by Zheng Banqiao (1693-1765) that eating radishes makes one healthy. Radishes
have been used to help remove hardened accumulations in the intestines as well as reduce phlegm. It
has also been found recently that Radishes contain xylogen. Xylogen promotes phagocyte activity
which helps in breaking down cancerous cells.
Radishes are available in various colours and shapes. Pink, white, red and black radishes are
available. There are small round varieties such as Scarlet Globe and long tapered radishes such
some varieties of Chinese and Japanese radishes. All can be used to make juice.
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