Item of the Week: DAIKON RADISH

The word Daikon actually comes from two Japanese words: dai (meaning large) and kon (meaning root). Daikon is is root vegetable said to have originated in the Mediterranean and brought to China for cultivation around 500 B.C. Roots are large, often 2- to 4-inches in diameter and 6- to 20-inches long. There are three distinct shapes – spherical, oblong and cylindrical.

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