Freaky Fruit: Black Radishes
A black radish? Who knew?
The winter version of the more familiar red radish — which grows in spring and summer — is available at Paffenroth Gardens at the Union Square Greenmarket for $2 a pound.
The black radishes are round and beautiful, but think twice about eating them raw with a little salt, as the farm suggests. They don’t make for a tasty treat – no matter how much salt you use. It might be better to grate them and add them to soups and stews.
Radishes, according to Wikipedia, are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. And they’re a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper and calcium.