Humboldt's climate is perfect for growing a variety of radishes. Radishes originated in China thousands of years ago, gradually spreading west to the early civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Egypt. They are members of the brassicaceae family, so are relatives of broccoli, cabbage, and kale. One cup of radishes only has 19 calories, so is a quick and healthy snack.
Many varieties are available year round in Humboldt, such as small red radishes for salads, while some are mainly available in the winter, like long white daikon radishes.
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Radishes are usually eaten raw or pickled, but can also be cooked and mashed like potatoes or added to soups and stews.