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Daikon

A long, white radish root with a refreshingly clean, peppery taste. Commonly used in salads and side dishes, soups, and stews. Frequently served in Asian restaurants with fish or oily dishes, since it is reputed to aid in the digestion of fat and protein as well as to help the body to assimilate oil and cleanse organ tissue. Also available in dried, shredded form to be used in various stews and hearty vegetable dishes.

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