The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and radish fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Radish Fun Facts.

Radish Fun Facts: The radish is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnip) that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times.

  • There are almost no archeological records available to help determine their early history and domestication of the radish. However, scientists tentatively locate the origin of Raphanus sativus in southeast Asia.
  • The strong, slightly pungent flavor of radishes is caused by allyl isothiocyanates. These are oils present in mustard, horseradish, and wasabi as well.
  • Radishes, onions and garlic were paid as ‘wages’ to the Ancient Egyptian laborers who built the Pyramids.
  • The annual Noche de Rabanos (Night of the Radishes) festival In Mexico, takes place 24 hours prior to Christmas Eve. Mexican sculptors create Nativity scenes using very large radishes.
  • Radishes are a fast growing crop and grow from seed to eating plant in 25 days.
  • Daikon is another type of elongated radish, most famously used in Japanese cuisine.
  • It is believed that to see a garden of radishes in your dream, signifies prosperous business and kind friends.

Radish Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any radish fun facts in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about the Radish.

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