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Scientific Binomial Name: Armoracia rusticana

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Raw in meat sauces. Blend with vinegar or add to mustard

Selection

Good quality horseradish should be a thick and heavy root for its size that is full of moisture.

Avoid

Avoid product that is wrinkled, soft, dry and/or lightweight.

Storage

You can store root vegetables like carrots in your refrigerator's crisper drawer for a few weeks if placed in a perforated plastic bag.

To prolong storage life, soak in warm water for 2-3 minutes before storing in your refrigerator.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Horseradish is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It's also a good source of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Folate.

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Horseradish is an herb, from Eastern Europe originally, and is now grown extensively in Europe and the United States.

    Apollo said that the radish is worth its weight in lead, beets are worth their weight in silver and the horseradish is worth its weight in gold.

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