Takuan Takuan, also known as Daikon Radish, is a marinated product with a light brown, straw-like color. It is made from white Daikon radish, which is dried and pickled in salt and rice bran. This traditional Japanese delicacy is served alongside other pickled items or after meals. It is used to create unique rolls, including vegetarian sushi. Takuan can also be served with rice or used in salads. Finely shredded Takuan is added to soy sauce to enhance its texture and flavor. People enjoy eating marinated radish not only for its unique taste but also for its numerous health benefits.
The product contains calcium salts, which help eliminate toxins and excess water from the body, as well as vitamins B and C, pectin, dietary fiber, and various phytoncides. Additionally, Takuan is believed to dissolve kidney stones and cleanse the liver.