Daikon is a root vegetable popular in China and Japan. Chinese radishes are grown commercially in Texas and major production is in California. Most of them are white, but some are yellow-green.

Selection Process

Look for Chinese radishes at your local grocer or an Asian market. They should be free firm and crisp and free of growth cracks and bruises. Choose those that feel heavy and have lustrous skin and fresh-looking leaves. Chinese radishes keep well in the refrigerator when they are placed in a sealed container or plastic bag to maintain high humidity.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup slices (116.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 20.9

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.2%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 24.4mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 4.8g 1.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7.4%

Sugars 2.9g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.7g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 42.5%
Calcium 3.1% Iron 2.6%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 0.4% Thiamin 1.5%
Riboflavin 1.4% Niacin 1.2%
Vitamin B-6 2.7% Folate 8.1%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 1.6%
Phosphorus 2.7% Magnesium 4.6%
Zinc 1.2% Selenium 1.2%
Copper 6.7% Manganese 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.