Horseradish, A Unique Vegetable To Try Out In Your Diet


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Horseradish is a root vegetable. Like all other root vegetables, it grows under the soil, and while harvesting farmer picks it up. You get a robust pungent aroma after you cut the Horseradish. These are the same characteristics of onion, garlic, and other sour vegetables. This uncanny flavor of the same makes it an excellent ingredient of dips, sauce, etc. it also goes well with different kinds of meats, pancakes, etc. It has a distinct creamy color. But it darkens when it goes wrong. The most common Horseradish preparation is to grate it finely and then mix with cooking vinegar.

People of India and some other Asian countries eat raw Horseradish with salads. Recently for its pungent, peppery flavor wasabi makers of china are mixing this with their world-famous wasabi sauce. As there is a scarcity of expensive wasabi plants, it is an excellent alternative to mix. But, in the United States of America, they use it as a vegetable. However, in London and most parts of the United Kingdom, this vegetable sauce is trendy. Horseradish sauce contains Horseradish tree roots mixed with vinegar.

So, we can see Horseradish has its usage almost all over the world. We will know more about this food in this article.

Horseradish, A Unique Vegetable To Try Out In Your Diet
Horseradish, A Unique Vegetable To Try Out In Your Diet

The Tree And Its Characteristics

Horseradish tree is mainly two types. One is Common another is bohemian. Common ones have broad crinkled and rough leaves. Bohemian Horseradish has comparatively thin and smooth sheets. The tree grows in a cold place naturally and thrives in full sunlight. Like all other root vegetables, the vegetable also grows from its perennial. So you have just to put it in the wet soil, and new saplings will come out if it.

You can use it sauce or dip or as a vegetable. Be careful while grating it, because its pungent fumes may irritate your eyes a bit. Then mix it with kitchen vinegar. And your Horseradish sauce is ready. To make a dip, add grated vegetables with some white mayonnaise. It goes well as salad dressing also. You can mix this with butter, mashed potato, etc. You can also garnish your baked fish or meat with this for a zesty flavor.

Horseradish, A Unique Vegetable To Try Out In Your Diet
Horseradish, A Unique Vegetable To Try Out In Your Diet

Usage And Nutritional Value Of Horseradish

It has antiseptic properties. It has a very high content of vitamin C, which helps to build up our immunity system. As our body can not store or produce vitamin C so we must always provide a constant source of it. Horseradish is a good option in this case. It contains gastric stimulants, which helps to digest fatty foods. It has various vital minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, which helps to cure urinary tract infection. It also helps to prevent kidney stones, gallbladder infections, etc. It is a zero fat vegetable and also easily digestible. So you can use this for cooking without worrying about extra calories or fat. 

For all these nutritional values, this vegetable can be a trusted ingredient in your kitchen

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