Nutritional Value of Horseradish

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Nutritional Value of Horseradish. Horseradish has a high nutritional value. Chemicals found in horseradish is known to kill certain bacteria.

Nutritional Value of Horseradish



Horseradish has been cultivated since Ancient times. In herbal medicine, the horseradish root and leaves were used during the Middle Ages. In Germany, Scandinavia, and Britain the roots were used to flavor meat. Horseradish was introduced to America during Colonial times. Horseradish got it’s name in Europe, when horses were used to stomp and mash the root before it was grated. Horseradish is grown in many regions of the world. In America, the state that is proclaimed to be the “Horseradish Capital of the World” is Illinois. Illinois has the International Horseradish Festival every June. In the United States, California and Wisconsin, are the other states that grow horseradish.



Horseradish that is prepared has a white to creamy-beige color. The leaves of the horseradish plant are edible. They are commonly called horseradish greens. Horseradish sauce is made from grating the root and adding vinegar. Horseradish sauce is popular in the United Kingdom and it is usually served with beef, sandwiches, and salads. In the United States, horseradish sauce is made from grating the root and adding mayonnaise. You will often see horseradish sold in markets by Heinz or Kraft. In the United States, horseradish is often added to cocktail sauce and Bloody Mary drinks. In India, the leaves are often added to salads. Horseradish grows abundantly in India and sells for a very cheap price. In Japan, horseradish is dyed green and served with sushi.

Horseradish has a very pungent taste. It is very nutritional. Horseradish contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It also contains mustard oil and vitamin C. In herbal medicine, horseradish is known to have diuretic properties. The horseradish roots have been used to treat minor health problems such as urinary tract infections, sinus congestion, bronchitis, coughs, and ingrown toenails. Chemicals found in horseradish is known to kill certain bacteria.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
23rd Feb 2014 (#)

Good afternoon Shannon. I love horseradish, it's one of my favorite condiments. I love the taste, but I have to confess that I never really thought much about its nutritional value. Thanks for the info.

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