The French Breakfast radish (Raphanus sativus) is an heirloom variety radish and a member of the Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family. Also known as Breakfast radish, Flambeau, Flambo and Les Radis Petit Déjeuner both the root and leafy greens of this radish are utilized in culinary preparations.
French Breakfast radishes contain Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, folate, and potassium. Natural medicine practitioners recommend radishes for their ability to promote healthy digestion. French Breakfast radishes also contain glucosinolates, which have been shown to be beneficial in the prevention of certain cancers and are what give radishes their distinct peppery flavor.