Radish Facts for Kids
What am I?
I'm cousins with broccoli, but I'm very different in looks and taste. I'm grown across the world. You most likely think of me as red, but I can be black, purple, brown, white, and even resemble a watermelon.
Where I grow
I grow IN the ground, and I grow quickly. After planting me, you can see a sprout in 3 days! That's really fast! You can wait for me to grow, or you can eat my leaves in a salad. Every part of me is edible (safe to eat).
After I'm picked
I'm known for my spicy flavor and crunchy texture. After I'm picked, I should be eaten soon. I can be eaten raw and I'm commonly added to salads. I can be cooked though, too!
Did you guess... Radish
That's right! Radishes are spicy and crunchy vegetables that can be eaten raw or cooked!
Let's try it!
Radishes come in a variety of shapes from round or long. They also come in different colors, including white, brown, black, red, and even one that looks like a watermelon inside! No wonder it's called a Watermelon Radish.
HOW IT GROWS
Radishes grow in the ground and can sprout in 3 days! Radishes are the perfect vegetable to grow in a pot because it grows so quickly.
DID YOU KNOW
HOW TO EAT IT
Radishes are most often eaten raw and added to salads. Some radishes become sweeter and lose its spicy taste when cooked, like watermelon radishes.
Did you know there were so many different types of radishes?
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