Dear Curiosity Journal,

One of the joys of eating with the seasons is that when a crop is ready to harvest, we consume it to the utmost. We ebb and flow with the abundance of the garden. When the radishes come on, we eat them on everything, snack on them while passing by, chop them onto a salad, and boil them into a soup. When the heat of summer comes around, we abandon this cool season crop and move on to the heat lovers (peppers, tomatoes). Curious about these dietary waves, I like to research the essence of “the vegetable of the hour”. So here’s the scoop on these rosy little roots. Radishes reduce risk for diabetes, enhance liver function, and improve cardiovascular function. They regulate blood sugar levels, protect against insulin resistance, and contain an antioxidant that helps block the formation of diabetes. Radishes also contain compounds that help the liver detoxify and heal against damage. Rich in antioxidants and minerals like calcium and potassium, they help lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. I’m delighted to learn these spicy salad toppers hold profound benefits for some of the most common health conditions of our time. They’re also simple to grow and mature in about 25 days. We’re in love with the Valentine’s Day Blend from High Mowing, which features vibrant pinks, purples, and reds that pass for a romantic bouquet in my book.