How to Juice a Daikon Radish

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As many juicing enthusiasts may tell you, different vegetables bring different properties to the table. The mild-flavored, carrot-shaped Daikon radish is no exception. This long, white radish is widely believed to aid digestion and have detoxifying properties. Whether you’re looking add daikon radishes to an existing juicing routine or are trying your hand at juicing for the first time, knowing how to prepare daikons for juicing is the biggest step. After that, you're free to experiment with different flavors to create your own juice concoctions.

Step 1

Select daikon radishes that have smooth skin, without any blemishes or cracks, and are firm to the touch. If the greens are attached, make sure you only select daikons with green, crisp greens that aren't wilted.

Step 2

Prepare the daikons for juicing by cutting the tops off and rinsing the greens under cold water. Use a vegetable brush to scrub the daikons under running water.

Step 3

Cut the radishes into smaller pieces if necessary, depending on the size of your juicer. Insert the daikon root into your juicer, following manufacturer instructions.

Step 4

Experiment with flavors. Daikons can be paired with a variety of fruits and veggies, including beets, carrots, parsnips, celery, potatoes, apples and cucumbers, among others.