7 Fun Facts About Radish You Wish You Knew
1. History of Radishes
First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629.
2. All in the Family
Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and horseradish, among others.
Radishes are a great low-cal snack; one cup of sliced radishes has only 19 calories.