Radish sprouts have a strong taste of radish - surprisingly enough;) Sprouts of Diakon are slightly milder in flavor than Red radish, but both have a full taste of fresh radish.
All varieties of radish grow root hair. Those are all white, very fine roots, which resemble mold but are harmless. The roots are visible after only 2-3 days of sprouting.
You can eat both the root and the rest of the sprout. Some choose to cut the roots off just before serving and use only the tops in salads for aestetic reasons. The roots may then be blended into dips of smoothies.
Vitamins A, C, B1, B3, B6, B9 Minerals Copper magnesium, folate, phosphorus, manganese Protein 3% - because sprouts consists of 75% water
SIZE • APPEARANCE
Diacon radish sprouts grow to 12 cm in length from stem till the top of the small curved leaves. The roots grow to become almost as long.
The roots and the bottom of the stem are white. The upper stem and the leaves are green.
If your leaves are yellowish, it is because the sprouts
have been grown too dark. If you just put the sprouter
in a lighter spot the leaves turn will green within a day.
RECIPES WITH DIAKON RADISH SPROUTS
I love fresh summer radishes and freshly grated Diakon radish. When I grew my Diacon sprouts
for the first time I was pleased to discover, the little
sprouts have the same sharpness as completely
fresh radishes from the garden.
Just 1 sprout can easily give as much taste as
4 cm fully grown diakon radish.
If you - or your stomach - would like the sprouts
to be a little milder in their taste, you can just
let the sprouts continue to grow 2-3 days after
they have unfolded their little leaves. On the third
day their taste is already a lot milder.
I enjoy eating the roots mixed with carrots, sweet pea sprouts or apples. I use the decorative