Slender and irregularly shaped, parsley root is often double-rooted and resembles a small parsnip. Attached to feathery large parsley leaves, the flavor is somewhere between a carrot and celeriac.
The Purple mangosteen, botanical name Garcinia magostana, simply referred to as mangosteen, is an ultra-tropical slow growing evergreen tree that is cultivated for its edible fruit.
Purple Plum Radish
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Purple Plum radishes are purple to burgundy in color. Purple Plum radishes have a petite, globe shape and are one to two inches in diameter. Its vibrantly hued, thin skin encases a bright white flesh. Topped with dark green leaves the Purple Plum radish’s texture is crisp and offers a subtle sweetness and pleasantly sharp radish spice.
The Purple Plum radish is available year-round with a peak season in the spring.
The Purple Plum radish, botanically a part of Raphanus sativus, is a cruciferous root vegetable and a member of the Brassicaceae family. Unlike many other varieties of radish the Purple Plum is almost never pithy and stays crisp longer than most radishes. The Purple Plum radish is often included in mixed radish bundles and is one of the radishes found in the Easter Egg radish mix.
Purple Plum radishes are a good source of vitamin C and additionally provide potassium and magnesium.
The vibrant color of Purple Plum radishes make them ideal for use on crudité plates or sliced thin and layered on buttered toast or crackers. Chop and add to salsas, salads and slaws to add color and a radish spice. Roasting the Purple Plum radish will enhance their naturally sweet flavor. Its edible leaves can be added to salads or used in stir-fries and soups. To store, keep Purple Plum radishes refrigerated and use within one week for best flavor and texture.
Radishes such as the Purple Plum are known as a spring or table radish, a catagory of radishes that today are the most popular on the market in the United States.
A French heirloom variety the Purple Plum radish dates back to pre-1779 when it was mentioned in “Every man his own garden” by Thomas Mauve. Slow to bolt and more tolerant to heat than most radishes the Purple Plum radish is easy to grow and ready to harvest within thirty days of planting.
Recipes that include Purple Plum Radish. One is easiest, three is harder.
|High Ground Organics||Purple Plum Radish Salad with Cool Cilantro Honey Dressing|
|Tigers and Strawberries||Stir Fried Tofu, Bok Choy, Carrots and Radishes|
|Kalyn's Kitchen||Radish and Cucumber Salad|