Horseradish is supplied by Simply Fresh Fruit to Melbournes leading restaurantsand is part of the same family of vegetables as mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbage. Most likely originating from to southeastern Europe and/or western Asia.Now cultivated and eaten the world over. It grows up to 1.5 meters tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, tapered root.
While the root of the plant has almost no aroma when it is cut or processed it releases a “mustard oil” which irritates the nasal passages and the eyes. Grated
To preserve the flavour of the root, once it is cut or processed if not used immediately then it should be preserved using vinegar.
Recent studies have linked Horseradish to a Miracle Anti-Cancer food. Although traditionally there are many and varied medicinal uses of the plant. From fighting the flu and respiratory disorders or combating tonsillitis and urinary tract infections.
Tea made from its root has been used as an expectorant,
Tea brewed from its flowers can be used to fight the common cold.
A poultice can also be made of its roots to externally treat joint discomfort.
Raw leaves of horseradish also fulfill a purpose as a natural analgesic.
Pressed against the forehead, can eliminate headache pain.
Infusion of horseradish has known antibiotic properties.