Daikon is a winter radish that hails from Southeast and East Asia. The word 'daikon' means 'big root,' which is an apt description of this long white vegetable. Different varieties of the root include those with pale green and bright rose flesh. In America, daikon is most often grown as a fallow crop -- the big roots help prevent dirt compaction and bring nitrogen and other nutrients into the soil. The plant is also packed with health benefits and boasts a mild flavor.
Daikons are well-known for their anti-inflammatory effects. The radishes have high levels of vitamins C and B that can help manage chronic inflammation from conditions such as gout. They may also help ease pain and discomfort from injury. In addition, the anti-inflammatory qualities may help reduce the risk of arthritis and heart disease.
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