Radish - The Ultimate Snack
With just 5 calories per serving, radishes are officially the lowest calorie food you can eat – only water is as low! And not only do they contain next to no calories, they are also super low in fat. Plus they’re a massive 95% water too, making them a great way to help boost your hydration levels. Add to that their crunch factor – perfect for helping you feel satisfied, getting you to chew your food well and ensuring you stay fuller for longer – and their fresh peppery flavour, and you’ve got one seriously healthy yet satisfying snack.
Top of the Swaps
If you swap a bag of crisps for a bag of radishes as your daily snack, not only do you still get a tasty crunchy snack, but you can also save an amazing 1,176 calories – nearly 60 percent of a woman’s daily allowance - a week.
Ok, so we know you're not going to actually swap crisps for radishes, but even compared with other traditionally healthy snacks – see below - radishes are still the top swap, so why not give them a try?
Radishes vs. almonds
Swap almonds for radishes as a daily snack and save 1,036 calories – approximately four and a half Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - a week.
Plus…Radishes have zero fat content so are a much better option than almonds which weigh in at a whopping 13.9 fat/g.
Radishes vs. rice cakes
Swap rice cakes for radishes as your daily snack and save 385 calories – approximately two packs of Maltesers - a week.
Plus…Radishes are 95% water so they win hands down against rice cakes when it comes to helping keep you hydrated. And unlike rice cakes, they also deliver a welcome boost of Vitamin C, potassium and folate.
Radishes vs. grapes
Swap grapes for radishes as your daily snack and save 175 calories – or a Cadbury’s Creme Egg - a week.
Plus…Radishes have a higher water content, zero fat and less sugars than grapes.
As radishes are so good for you, you can afford to dip them in something a bit more naughty with a completely clear conscience - much better than crisps, or any other snack for that matter. For more radish snacking suggestions, see below:
Italian Aperitivo Radish - offset the sweetness and decadence of preserved meats by wrapping them round fresh, crunchy, French breakfast radishes
Radishes with wasabi and tomato salsa and tortilla crisps - combine the peppery punch of the radish with the wasabi kick of the salsa and you’ve got a great snacking plate
Toasted garlic hummus with radishes and pitta bread - a deliciously healthy lunchtime snack or equally perfect as drinks party nibbles
Toasted sourdough with avocado, radish and watercress - a delicious, healthy and quick snack
For more health information including tips from expert nutritionist and TV personality Lowri Turner on radishes, see our Healthy Facts page.