Radishes are edible root vegetable. The scientific name is Raphanus sativus. Here are some amazing Radish facts:
• The Radish is a member of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family; its cousins are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnip.
• Cultivation of Radishes started even before building of pyramids.
• There are hundreds of varieties of Radishes grown worldwide, accounting for about 2% of total global vegetables.
• Radish grows in various colors depending on the variety. Best known types are white, pink, red, purple, yellow and green.
• Oilseed Radish is a type of Radish specially cultivated because of its oil that is used as bio-fuel.
• Biggest ever recorded Radish (root) was 3 feet in length and about 45 Kg in weight.