I love finding new things in the health food store. I have never seen watermelon radishes or watermelon seeds before. They are not related in any way but I thought it would make for a nice post.
First, let’s talk about watermelon radishes. They are an heirloom variety of Daikon radish with a pretty pink root. Inside they are even prettier in pink! The center is a hot pink color while the edges are white and sometimes even green like the inside of a watermelon which I assume is where they got the name. They are sort of earthy sweet and perhaps a little peppery (but not nearly as sharp as regular little radishes.) I like slicing them up and adding them to our salads. They especially taste great with cucumbers!
Next, let’s talk about sprouted watermelon seeds. These little guys remind me of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds at the same time. They have a nutty flavor and, great news for us vegans, they like little superfoods. They are packed with minerals like iron and calcium, B vitamins, and pack a big protein punch. So next time someone asks me, “Where do you get your protein?”, I have a new answer. We have been popping handfuls of them and topping our daily salads with them.
Try either or both of them and let me know what you think!