Daikon Radish

Daikon, which means "large root" in Japanese, is a mild flavored, very large, white East Asian radish. Despite being known most commonly by its Japanese name, it did not originate in Japan, but rather in continental Asia.   Radishes are root vegetables of the mustard family that resemble beets or turnips in appearance and texture, but have a distinct flavor. Radishes were first cultivated thousands of years ago in China, and then began to appear in Egypt and Greece. Radishes were so highly regarded in Greece that gold replicas were made in their honor.  Radishes and radish leav..

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