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About Horseradish

  • You can make your own horseradish sauce with fresh root of horseradish, vinegar, water, and salt
  • When handling fresh cut horseradish avoid contact with your eyes
  • Freshly shredded horseradish is commonly used in potatoes, soups, and even the alcoholic beverage bloody mary
  • To use fresh horseradish, just cut off the brown shell and slice tiny pieces to flavor a stew or garnish a meat
  • Horseradish turns color and gets bitter very quickly, so cut pieces immediately before serving
  • When selecting horseradish root, find one that is firm and not wilted
  • A mural in Pompeii indicates that the plant was used in their ancient culture
  • Horseradish can grow up to 5 feet tall and is harvested for its flavorful root
  • Horseradish is a common addition to a Passover feast because it symbolizes the suffering that Jewish people were subjected to under the Egyptians
  • Early Mediterranean cultures used horseradish for medicinal purposes to help conditions such as asthma and rheumatism
  • The root of horseradish has a hot and peppery flavor that is more intense than mustard
  • Horseradish is part of the brassica family a genus that also includes mustard
  • Some accounts indicate that horseradish was once known as "mare radish" because it was a mispronunciation of a German word "meerrettich"
  • Horseradish is widely used as an accent to meat and fish but is not often the core flavor of a dish
  • Some people use a small dose of horseradish mixed with honey to clear the sinuses
  • Horseradish contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus
  • Horseradish is added to some pickles to add a little extra bite to the flavor
  • Before the widely accepted name "horseradish" it was known as "redcole" in England and "stingose" in some parts of the US
  • Some people use horseradish to rub on their heads as a treatment for headaches
  • Ancient Greece used horseradish to aid lower back pain
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