Asked by: Miloud Kreine
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Last Updated: 25th Feb 2024

Can you eat the greens of radishes?

Radish greens can be eaten whole. They are not suitable for salads due to their coarse texture. They can still be prepared as any green. However, you will want to use tender leaves . They are perfect for pesto because of their texture.



Are radish leaves therefore toxic?

THE ONE THING THAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THEIR GRAY LEAVES: Radish green leaves are not poisonous. The whole plant can be eaten. You can either eat them with salt or with a vinaigrette, which is what I prefer when making a radish-based salad.

Can you eat radish leaves in a salad, as well? Raw radishes with their greens are best eaten in a salad. The greens are delicious and can be mixed with other salad leaves. However, they don't keep as fresh as roots so if the greens look wilted, you can either feed them to chickens or toss them in the compost.

You might also wonder, "Are radish greens good for you?"

They are nutritious! They also contain 4x as many antioxidant flavonoids.

Can white radish greens be eaten?

All parts of the Daikon radish (Raphanus.sativus.var.) can be eaten. While Americans tend to only eat the smaller roots of radishes as garnish or in salads, Asians love Daikon leaves. They are often used as greens in soups and pickled in Korean kimchi.