The Ruby stem radish is a small-sized plant with slender, vibrant magenta-purple stems, and heart-shaped green leaves. It takes 6-10 days to harvest, making it one of the fastest growing microgreens. Its mild spicy taste and floral aftertaste makes it predominantly used to garnish dishes like soups, stews, salads, sushi and cream sauces.
Seafood and meat entrees cooked with this microgreen produce a fresh and spicy radish flavour. It also pairs well with parmesan cheese, feta cheese, and goat cheese.
To enjoy the crunchy, tasty sweetness of the stem, you can eat this microgreen whole and relish its nice, strong radish taste while at it.
Ruby stem radish is rich in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. These vitamins build the immune system, keeps the brain and heart healthy.
It is also rich in potassium (which helps regulate fluid balance), magnesium (which helps fight depression), calcium (which builds strong bones), copper (aids in cognitive function) and manganese (which helps reduce inflammation).