Horseradish is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbages. The exact origin is unknown, but is likely from southeastern Europe and western Asia. The root is the part of the plant which is consumed. The root is white and has a bitter taste.
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Horseradish is available from Austria
Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Vitamin C.
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Horseradish is commonly grated, while doing this a volatile compound is released, which gives a sharp, mustard-like taste. Adding vinegar to it will work against the reaction and stabilizes the flavour.Consumption
Horseradish has a strong flavour and is therefore not eaten alone, but added to a dish. It is common to add horseradish in a dessert, stew, soup, curry or tea.When to eat
Horseradish with a white to creamy colour have the most flavour. Horseradish will keep for months refrigerated.
Did you know?
- Before being named "horseradish," the plant was known as "redcole" in England and as "stingnose" in some parts of the U.S.
- According to Greek mythology, the Delphic Oracle told Apollo that horseradish was worth its weight in gold.
- Horseradish works as an aphrodisiac.
- In South American, horseradish was rubbed on the forehead to relieve headaches.