I love peppery radish sprouts too. In fact, they're really the only sprouts I particularly care for at all. And I agree about availability - only come across them once in awhile in higher-end supermarkets like Harris Teeter & Whole Foods.
mollyanne, it looks to me like there's a mix of sprouts on top of the beets. i see at least three kinds, if you look at the thickness and colour of the stems. i see pea shoots, mung bean sprouts, and possibly radish or beet shoots.
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...wait...i'm taking notes...you all are good at this...snow pea sprouts (or shoots?), micro-greens, mung bean sprouts, radish and beet shoots, pea shoots, baby frisee, pre-baby-stage mesculun mix...all sound like awesome delicacies...and to think I always thought alfalfa sprouts were the alpha and omega
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