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Radish

 

Nutrition: After water, the main component of radish are carbohydrates, although they are in a rather less than that shown by most of the vegetables. Thus, the caloric value of the radish is very low, why is often included in diets. In terms of vitamin content, highlights the presence of vitamin C and folic acid, also contains small amounts of other B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B6. The group is represented only by soluble vitamin E, although their number is insignificant in radish. In its mineral content highlights the presence of iodine, which appears in much higher than most vegetables, and this is a mineral necessary for the production of thyroid hormones, regulating energy metabolism. A deficiency of iodine in the diet can cause goiter. The radish also contains significant amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus and to a lesser extent, zinc, iron and magnesium.