Horseradish

Horseradish.

Horseradish (Armoracia Rusticana) is a Brassica that has been cultivated since ancient times and highly prized throughout Asia and Europe for its tender leaves and fleshy white roots, which have a delicious intense pungency and are rich in bioactive sulfur-containing isothiocyanates. Its anti-microbial properties make it useful for pickling, fermenting and preserving food and horseradish is used throughout Europe for treating fever, sore throat, cough and flu as well as a condiment acidified with vinegar as well as being used as the bitter herb of Passover, a remedy for scurvy, an aphrodisiac, an expectorant and pain-relieving poultice or rub.

References

Agneta, R., C. Möllers, and A.R. Rivelli, Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), a neglected medical and condiment species with a relevant glucosinolate profile: a review. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 2013. 60(7): p. 1923-1943.

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