RADISHES - I add organic red radishes to salad 🥗 or as a side dish or appetizer snack. I love them 😍😋 All radishes including Daikon, #horseradish , black radish, Easter egg radish..etc offer a multitude of health benefits.😀🌱
🌿Radish health benefits:
Radishes are very beneficial for the liver, sinuses, kidneys, stomach, #gallbladder , intestines, colon, MICROBIOME and blood and they act as a powerful #detoxifier . They help purify the blood and eliminate toxins and waste. Radishes are very beneficial when dealing with #jaundice of the liver as they help the body remove bilirubin and also help keep bilirubin production at a stable level. Radishes also helps lessen the destruction of red blood cells when someone is suffering from jaundice by increasing the supply of fresh oxygen to the blood.
Black radishes are particularly helpful in the treatment of jaundice - though all radishes are helpful. Radish leaves are also very helpful for the liver if jaundice is present. 🌿Radishes have anti-cancer properties.
Since radishes help the #detoxification process and are rich in vitamin C, folic acid, and #anthocyanins , they are helpful in the treatment of various cancers especially kidney, intestinal, stomach, colon, and oral cancer. 🌿Radishes are a great source of fiber and helpful for #hemorrhoids 🌿Radishes are great for improving the health and glow of the skin.
More radish info to come...🥗🍅🌿
It's mulberry season here! Beloved by children & adults around the world, mulberries ripen their sweet, delicious fruits in an amazingly wide range of climate zones, from the tropics all the way to areas with cold, icy winters. I've heard reports of mulberry trees fruiting near the equator in Indonesia, and also in the Canadian maritime provinces, land of long, frigid, snowy winters - and every region in between. (They're probably not the same varieties of mulberry, but closely related enough that they're clearly the same type of fruit.)
Do mulberries grow in your area? I want to hear about it, to get an idea of just how wide this fruit's range is. What's the name for them where you live? Do people sell the fruits in markets? I'm especially interested in reports of mulberry trees fruiting at the most diverse climate zones, like if you live in a tropical zone, or a very dry area, or a cold winter climate. What's the furthest north (or south, in the Southern Hemisphere) anyone's seen mulberry trees fruiting?
I harvested all these! Thanks to an extraordinarily mild winter this year, we're enjoying bananas and papayas from outdoor plants at a time of year when usually those plants are in recovery mode from frost damage. But since we didn't get any frost this year, the banana & papaya harvest has been unbroken. The carambola and jaboticaba fruits are continuing to ripen in my greenhouse, although this year they would've been fine outdoors, unprotected. And while mulberry fruiting season is starting to wind down, the mulberry cultivar 'Dwarf Everbearing' is still cranking out sweet berries, which are even larger now than the fruits it was ripening a few weeks ago.
I didn't even have space in this pic for the oranges & grapefruits I'm eating from my own trees right now.
I'm trying follow the advice to "eat a rainbow" of colorful plant foods, for the health benefits of the various brightly colored antioxidant plant pigments - I think I achieved that here.
It's fun to explore how much healthful abundance is possible when you plant out a diverse array of food-producing plants.
Did you know that blueberries, red onions, purple cabbage, purple carrots, purple potatoes, and purple cauliflower are all given their color by the same compounds: anthocyanins?
When you eat the blue versions of your favorite healthy veggies, you’re basically getting a two-for-one deal! That’s because cauliflower and carrots are already super healthy, but the addition of anthocyanins, those natural blue pigments, may pack an additional health punch!
Anthocyanins have displayed neuroprotective and cardiometabolic benefits in vitro, in vivo, and observationally people who regularly consume anthocyanin-rich blueberries seem to have more youthful brains (by 2.5 years!).
Hope you’re having a great week. I’m in NYC today to tape the @rachaelrayshow and then tomorrow (Thursday, 5pm) I’m speaking at Zen Den @zendengroup in Norwell, MA (see my stories for a special event discount). Then Friday back to LA! 🥳☀️
P.S. Anyone love farmers marketing as much as me?! 🌱