Purple Ninja Radishes
Inventory, 24 ct : 0
This item was last sold on : 06/13/17
Purple Ninja radishes are medium sized with an oblong shape coming to a thin point or tail at their tip. Their exterior skin is a vibrant purple hue and like many elongated radishes may have slight striations of darker color and fine hairs or short roots coming out of its skin. Their interior flesh is a star like burst of lavender to dark purple atop a white background. The radishes are capped with purple and green stems and green leaves. The radish offers a crisp bite and slightly spicy radish flavor.
Purple Ninja radishes have a peak season in the spring and early summer months then again in the fall.
The Purple Ninja radish is botanically a part of Raphanus sativus and a member of the Brassicaceae family. A relatively new variety the Purple Ninja has received accolades for its vibrant purple coloring and superior radish flavor.
Purple Ninja radish provides a great source of vitamin C, particularly when eaten raw. Additionally, they contain flavonoids and the antioxidant sulforaphane. The leafy greens of the Purple Ninja radish are edible as well and offer even more vitamin C than the root of the radish.
Both the greens and root of Purple Ninja radishes are edible and can be used in a number of both cooked and raw preparations. Sliced thin the root can be used to add a spicy bite to sandwiches, crudité, sushi, soups, and ceviche. Sliced Purple Ninja radish can also be added to salads and stir-fries or prepared preserved and pickled. Sliced radish can also be roasted which will impart a sweeter and less spicy flavor. The greens can be used in lieu of other greens such as chard or kale and added to soups and sautés. To store keep Purple Ninja radishes refrigerated and used within one to two weeks.
Purple hued radishes have long been popular in Europe, China, and Japan. Their popularity in the United States, however, did not come about until fairly recent times beginning in the 1990’s.
Purple Ninja radishes were first released to the marketplace in September of 2015. They were created by Babé Farms in the Santa Maria Valley of California. Started by founder Will Souza in 1986 the farm was born by Souza’s travels in Europe, seeing there all the European produce varieties and baby sized vegetables. The Purple Ninja no doubt is a continuation of this inspiration as unique radishes such as this have long been popular in European countries. Distribution wise Purple Ninja radishes can be found when in season throughout the United States as well as parts of Canada and occasionally abroad.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Sabuku Sushi||San Diego CA||619-281-9700|
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