daikon radish (mooli)

Hindi terms:: mooli
English terms:: daikon, white radish
Other terms:: -
daikon radish (mooli)
daikon radish (Wikipedia)
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SpeciesRaphanus sativus
SubspeciesR. sativus subsp. longipinnatus
Cultivar groupWhite radish
OriginNorth China
Daikon Radish
Radishes in Okage Yoko-chō, Japan
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蘿蔔
Simplified Chinese萝卜
Literal meaning"White radish "
Korean name
Literal meaningWae radish
Japanese name

Daikon (Japanese for 'big root') or mooli, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, is a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root. Originally native to continental East Asia, daikon is harvested and consumed throughout the region, as well as in South Asia, and is now[when?] available internationally. In some locations daikon is planted for its ability to break up compacted soils and recover nutrients, but not harvested.