Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Daikon

The white radishes that originated in Eastern Asia are commonly known in America as Daikon. Its name is taken from its Japanese name 大根 (Daikon) which literally means "large root". 

19 comments:

DWei said...

They're pretty good, not going to lie.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I never.

RaeAbigael said...

cool Japanese word adopted by the Americans! hehe :)

Anna-Alina said...

It's look like green carrot, hm.

MEcoy said...

whooa another great trivia huh

Sharon said...

What's that? haha

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I don't believe I've ever tried these.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That root looks like it would be a bitch to pull up!!

Dana said...

I've seen chefs use daikon on cooking shows, but I've never used it myself. Fun fact!

Have a great Saturday.

DEZMOND said...

lovely for salads!

Winnie said...

I love daikon, so great in stews too!

Pat Hatt said...

Never tried a large root

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Interesting!
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Al Penwasser said...

Ohhhhhh, Pat, I am soooo gonna let THAT one slide over the plate! :-)

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Renkli Dünyam said...

It's really healthy :D

Christine said...

I love these!

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