Watermelon Radishes & Sprouted Watermelon Seeds

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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!

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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.

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Try either or both of them and let me know what you think!