In your box this week you’ll find a black radish called a Spanish radish or Nero Tondo. Nero Tondo translates literally to round black. The radish traces back to 16th century Europe. The Spanish brought radishes to Mexico and in Oaxaca they celebrate the Night of the Radishes or the Noche de los Rábanos. It takes place on December 23 and is a part of the Christmas celebrations. The locals carve figures into radishes and display them in the town square.
Radishes are full of nutrients. They have fiber, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, Vitamin C, folate and potassium (as much as bananas!). It is also detoxifying and contains antioxidants.