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Radish, Daikon and Carrot. Safe to cook together?

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I heard somewhere or i got confused?

I heard that carrot and daikon should not be cooked together because it is bad for heathuf eaten?

Eg stewing carrot and raddish, picking raddish and carrot together...

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Carrot and daikon are a mainstay of Vietnamese food (not to mention almost any nabe dish). Nothing wrong.


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I heard somewhere or i got confused?

I heard that carrot and daikon should not be cooked together because it is bad for heathuf eaten?

Eg stewing carrot and raddish, picking raddish and carrot together...

Nah.

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Pickled carrot and pickled daikon are the combination which are put on the well known Vietnamese Banh mi sandwich type 'snack'.

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What you probably heard is that when they are together in your fridge, becoming pickles, they really stink.

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On 4/30/2013 at 11:03 AM, skyhskyh said:

I heard somewhere or i got confused?

I heard that carrot and daikon should not be cooked together because it is bad for heathuf eaten?

Eg stewing carrot and raddish, picking raddish and carrot together...

Well. It doesn't do much harm. Just that carrot have this enzyme called ascorbinase that destroys the vitamin C in the white radish (daikon).
It amount of ascorbinase are higher in raw carrot. Although cooking it can reduce the amount of ascorbinase in the carrot, the vitamin C will be long gone due to heat before ascorbinase. It is said that adding vinegar could also weaken the ascorbinase.

 

Ascorbinase are also found in:
pumpkins, cabbage, cucumber, cauliflower, apples and bananas.

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The carrot and daikon shredded together (and maybe lightly pickled depending on what the muse says) make a nice little salad or accompaniment.  Japanese friends refer to it as firecracker salad.  No cooking involved.  

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