In francophone West Africa Chinese radish
is becoming popular, replacing the traditionally grown vegetable turnip (Brassica rapa L.
It's often known as oriental or Chinese radish
and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Try mantanghong, a British-bred Chinese radish
with a crunchy reddy-pink inner flesh in its roots.
Ingredients: 650-700g/1lb 8oz Savoy cabbage; 1 cucumber, unpeeled; 2 medium carrots, peeled; 1 medium white Chinese radish
, peeled; 1 bunch red radishes; 45g/1 1/2 oz sea salt; 385g/13 1/2 oz white sugar; 1.
Richard Gere eats pickled Chinese radish
to ward off colds, and hangs upside down for an hour at a time to nurture his brain.