The calorie content in a Radish differs based on its size and the way it is cooked. A large radish of around 1 inch has 1.8 calories on the other hand a medium sized radish which is around ¾ inches in size contains around 0.9 calories whereas a small sized radish may contain just 0.4 calories. The fat content in a large sized radish is 0.049 grams out of which 0.0027 grams is Saturated Fat, 0.0041 is Polyunsaturated Fat and 0.0015 is Monounsaturated Fat.
Radish has zero Cholesterol content and other dietary supplements such as Sodium, Potassium, Carbohydrate and Proteins are also present in moderate amount with sodium being just 2.2 mg, Potassium 20.9 mg, Carbohydrate 0.32 grams, Dietary Fiber .014 grams and Proteins around 0.054 grams. It is rich in Vitamin C, folic acid and anthocyanin.
Radish is considered to be a good detoxifier and is thus good for the stomach and liver. It is especially recommended to those suffering from Jaundice as it helps in removing Bilirubin and increasing the oxygen supply in the blood. Not just the Radish but also its leaves have good nutritional value and are helpful in fighting against Jaundice.
Radish can also help people having constipation or infections in the urinary tract. It helps in digestion and also increases the urine production. Radish juice can be had to heal swelling and burning sensation while urinating. It also helps in cleansing the kidneys and urinary system. Not just this being rich in roughage it also cures people suffering from piles.
Radish has high roughage content, low digestible carbohydrates and a lot of water content. It also has good diuretic properties and thus people considering a diet plan should include radish in their meals as it helps in removing all the surplus fluids from the body and detoxifies the liver.