Sometimes the simplest things can taste oh so good. Since starting my ketogenic diet, one of the foods I miss the most is potatoes. I’m sure that those of you on a low carb or ketogenic diet can feel my pain.
Oven Roasted Radishes
This dish is full of garlicky goodness and believe it or not when you roast radishes, their flavor really mellows out and takes on the flavor of the duck fat and herbs. I don’t know why I never tried this before … It is the perfect side for roast chicken, steak or just about anything.
Nutritional Benefits of Radishes
Radishes are often overlooked, but they pack a big nutritional punch. The radish is a member of the Brassicaceae – kale, broccoli, cabbage – family and contains many important nutrients such as:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
Radishes also help with detoxification and have been shown to stimulate bile production, which helps your liver and gallbladder run smoothly. They are a natural diuretic, and help to purify the kidneys and relieve inflammation.Radishes also supply fresh oxygen to your blood, therefore, preventing red blood cell damage. The fiber content regulates bowel movements to flush toxins more efficiently and to help prevent constipation.
Radishes have been found to cause apoptosis (death) and inhibition of cell growth in certain types of cancer cells. They also contain an important antioxidant compound called sulforaphane, which is a proven cancer fighter. Sulforaphane is also found in broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli sprouts.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Wash and halve your radishes.
- Place them into a large mixing bowl and toss in salt, pepper, duck fat, garlic and parsley.
- Place on a foil covered baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.