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Radishes are overlooked often at market because folks simply know one way to eat them- sliced in salads, but today I’ve got a recipe for braised radishes.

Did you know that radishes are rich in folic acid and Vitamin C . These nutrients make it a very effective cancer-fighting food. It is said that radish is effective in fighting oral cancer, colon cancer and intestinal cancer as well as kidney and stomach cancers.  More reason to stock up on this nutritious vegetable at your next shopping trip to the market.

Easy Braised Radishes
2 bunches radishes (about 1 pound), preferably icicle, tops trimmed to 1 inch above root, sliced in half
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place the radishes in a large skillet and add just enough cold water to cover, about 1  1/2 cups. Add the butter, sugar, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the radishes are tender when pricked with a paring knife and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, about 12 minutes.

If the radishes are tender but the liquid hasn’t reduced sufficiently, use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a serving dish and continue reducing the liquid. Spoon it over the radishes and serve with buttered crusty bread.

So the next time you take a stroll through a farmers market, pick up an extra bunch of radishes for a powerful nutritious punch!  I’m Lane McConnell, The Market Lady, taste the freshness and visit a farmers market today.

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