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Radishes have long been known for their medicinal purposes. They are known as an edible prebiotic root crop. All parts of the radish are useful for medicinal purposes including the pods, flowers, and seeds. They are as juicy as they are pungent or sweet depending on the type you choose. Radishes come in white, red, purple or black flesh. Their shapes vary from long to round and may be eaten cooked, raw, or pickled. Their first known cultivation periods date back to prehistoric times even before the Great Pyramids in Egypt. They were initially cultivated in Europe and China but are very common in Egypt. Radishes contain the following components: Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Manganese, and B Vitamins. Fun Fact: Mexico has a Radish Festival called the Noche de los Rabanos or Night of the Radishes in honor of this root vegetable every year.

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1. Hydration and Skin

Radishes contain high levels of water. Vitamin C, phosphorus, zinc, and some components of the B-12 complex. These ingredients are vital to maintaining proper hydration and standard skin conditioning. They are also beneficial to relieving constipation, improving your digestion system, and maintaining an adequate intake of the nutrients from the food you eat.

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