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Daikon or Japanese Satsuma radish is a sweet, tangy mild flavored root , similar to a carrot but white. It?s usually harvested when it gets to 1 to 3lbs. when at its prime. They can grow as big a baseball and weigh up to 100 lbs.

Daikon is very popular in Asia, specially Japan, where it is served in sushi bars pickled, preserved, fried as in tempura, in stir fries and in Oden, a popular winter stew.

Daikon is know in South America as "Nabo" and is a popular ingredient there for many not-necessarily-asian dishes.