Original Content from Health Article in Time Magazine March 23, 2015 Early Bloomers. Spring brings a rush of nutritious food at peak flavor by Mandy Oaklander
“Heavy, starchy foods keep us warm – and stuffed – through winter. But now spring is arriving, and with it a wave of light and healthy produce hitting grocery stores and farmers’ markets in prime season. We asked Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy, for a selection of nutritious foods that will be at their peak flavor in the coming weeks. And if you don’t like to eat for greens, she has a tip” “A salad that looks like spring can make you so happy,” she says. “That’s half the battle.”
When you start to see radishes at the farmers’ market,
“to me that’s a sign of spring.” Madison says.
A single radish can have 124% of the recommended daily vitamin C – even more if you eat the raw tops too.
EAT IT: Go raw, says Madison. Just slice the radish, chop the tops and toss with good olive oil and lemon juice.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
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