Storage Tips: If serving them raw, daikons should be used a couple of days after purchasing them or else they can dry out. They can be stored in the refrigerator up to four days if they are wrapped tightly in a plastic bag.
Usage Ideas: Daikon radish is most commonly eaten raw in salads, but it can also be stir-fried, grilled, baked and boiled. Before using it, the skin must be peeled off, then cut it in cubes or julienne strips.
If served raw, daikon radish can be accompanied by sliced carrots, or raw fish. If cooked, it can be part of a mixed vegetable dish or turned into puree and served with beef or pork.
Fun Facts: The daikon is original from the Mediterranean, but it migrated to China around 500 B.C., from there, it spread to other parts of Asia where it became very popular. Daikon actually means “long root”in Japanese, and nowadays is used in many popular dishes in Japan, Korea and China.
Daikon radish has very few calories and is a good source of vitamin C.