Horse Radish

If you have tasted horseradish in a tartar sauce, you would have noticed that it has an underlying sweetness and has similarities to garlic. It is not surprising that the strong flavored and pungent horseradish root belongs to the mustard family. Horseradish has been used throughout Europe and Asia for over 3,000 years. The Ancient Greeks used it as a medicine, and Hebrews honored is as one of the five bitter herbs of the Jewish Passover. In Northern Europe, horseradish was used as a condiment for meats. The horseradish plant was brought to North America by colonists in the 1600s. Hors..

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