Radish (Daikon) Sprouting Seed - Organic

Radish (Daikon) Sprouting Seed - Organic

The radish belongs to the brassica group of vegetables, which include cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Numerous studies suggest that brassica vegetables may be protective against more aggressive ailments. Organic radish seeds are easily sprouted, inexpensive, and an excellent nutrient dense food.

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Radishes are packed with a large variety of nutrients that are essential for nourishing the body and maintaining good health. They contain good amount of carbohydrates, sugars, proteins and dietary fiber with negligible amount of fats. They are also a natural source of various essential vitamins like vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and folate. Radishes are also a natural source of minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium and fluoride. Radish seeds or daikon seeds have been used for centuries to support the body's ability to maintain good health. They may support healthy digestion, healthy energy levels and support a healthy detoxification response. They may also support healthy blood sugar levels as well as healthy skin. Radish seeds may also support healthy circulation and a healthy immune response.

Radish seeds are a natural source of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoids.Anthocyanins have been shown to possibly support a healthy inflammation response. Due to detoxifying properties, radish seeds may support healthy liver and bowel function. They help to support the body's ability to purify the blood and flush out toxins and wastes. Being a natural source of potassium, radish seeds help to support healthy blood pressure levels by possibly relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.The vitamins like vitamin C, some of vitamin B complex and minerals like zinc and phosphorus present in radish seeds are found to possibly support healthy skin.

Constituents of Daikon Radish Sprouting Seeds include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate,  Vitamin A (RAE), Vitamin A (IU)
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
  • Fatty Acids: Hexadecanoic acid, Octadecanoic acid, Tetradecanoic acid, Hexadecenoic acid, Octadecenoic acid, Octadecadienoic Acid, Octadecatrienoic acid
  • Flavonols: Kaempferol
  • Phytochemicals: Glucosinolates, Isothiocyanates

Suggested Use: Soak 3 tablespoons of seeds in cool 70ºF filtered water for 8 to 12 hours. Then rinse and drain well. Keep seeds out of direct sunlight and rinse and drain thoroughly with cool water every 8 to 12 hours for the next 3 days. On day 4 relocate your sprouts if necessary to get indirect sun light. Continue to rinse and drain every 8 to 12 hours. On day 5 or 6 when sprouts have reached the desired length, rinse and dry with a paper towel. Once dry, put in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Yields approximately 2 cups (8 oz) of sprouts.

Botanical Name: Raphanus Sativus.

Other Names: Lo pue, lor bark, labanos, cu-cai trang, Oriental radish, Chinese radish, Icicle radish.

Ingredients: Raw Radish (Daikon) Sprouting Seeds.

Origin: Grown in USA. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Radish Sprouting Seed is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic Radish Sprouting Seed packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Radish (Daikon) Sprouting Seed in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

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