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Radish, the well-known salad ingredient, is a juicey root crop, pungent or sweet in taste. Radishes can be white, red, purple or black, long-cylindrical or spherical in shape. They are eaten raw, cooked or pickled. The oil obtained from the seeds is also used. The other parts of radish which are consumed are the leaves, the flowers, the seed pods and the seeds. The scientific name of radish is Raphanus Sativus, which belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Radish is also known as Daiken in some parts of the world.
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