The Chinese have been using radishes for centuries to treat several diseases. Even though radishes are stacked with nutrients and are believed to offer multiple health benefits, these benefits shouldn't come at the expense of your gut health. So, are radishes low FODMAP?
This is an important question for those thinking of including radishes in their low FODMAP diet or have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and are looking to reap the health benefits of radishes.
Fortunately, the answer is yes. Radishes are low FODMAP. The Monash University & FODMAP Friendly, both in Australia, are highly authoritative bodies in FODMAP food testing. Over the years, they have has developed systematic and credible laboratory procedures for determining the FODMAP content of any food item. It takes them anywhere from 2 – 4 weeks to analyze each food item.
According to Monash University, radishes are low FODMAP. Monash University testing shows that 1 serve or 4 radishes (75g) are low FODMAP. In addition, no FODMAPs were detected in testing, so you can eat radishes freely according to appetite.
Radishes are medically beneficial and delicious and can be a perfect substitute for onions and potatoes.
Types of radishes
There are as many as 35 different types of radishes, with three standing out as the main species. These three are Red Globe, White Icicle, and Asian radishes. It’s pretty easy to grow any of these species in your garden.
Shopping for Radishes
When shopping for radishes, go for bunches that still have the leaves on. These are still fresh, and the leaves are a good judge for the radish’s quality. Leaves should look fresh and healthy.
How to Use Radishes
Radishes can be used in many ways, including raw in salads, pickled, roasted, cooked in soups, and much more.
Roasted Radishes Recipe
- About 240 grams or 12 radishes
- Two Tbsp. garlic olive oil
- 1 Tsp Casa de Sante low FODMAP certified Chili Seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
- Trim and rinse the radishes, then slice off the tail and greens
- Slice each radish in half
- Toss the radishes in olive oil, thoroughly coating each half
- Add the salt and pepper to the oil-coated halves
- Bake in the preheated oven for 50 - 60 minutes.