The most common radish type, the red radish, is grown for its root. It is a small, red sphere that is one to three inches in diameter. The radish has green leaves that are also edible with a similar texture to watercress. The red radish is sometimes known as the “table radish.” Other types of radish are white, purple, and black. Some are cylindrical, rather than round.
Radishes are very filling and are therefore a good vegetable to satisfy hunger without a high-calorie count. They are good for stomach and liver health and are composed of indigestible carbohydrates. This means digestion and water retention are facilitated.