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About horseradish root

Horseradish root is a perennial and cruciferous vegetable that has a long, white root and green leaves. The root of horseradish is covered in thin brown skin, while the flesh is mostly white. The leaves of horseradish are edible, but the plant is mostly cultivated for its roots. Fresh horseradish roots can be purchased in different sizes, usually in 2-inch long sections. Horseradish roots are sold year-round at most grocery stores.

Horseradish root has a pungent taste and odor. This is caused by the sinigrin contents of the vegetable. When you cut open horseradish root, the sinigrin is broken down to allyl isothiocyanate, which produces a strong smell and flavor.

Eating horseradish root on its own can cause a sensation in your nose, on your tongue, and even in your eyes and throat. This strong sensation is similar to eating wasabi, which is also a member of the Brassicaceae family. You should consume horseradish in small servings because of this potency.

Some people enjoy the pungent flavor of horseradish root on its own, but most people use horseradish root as an ingredient in other dishes. You can grate horseradish root and neutralize it with vinegar. Its pungency will dilute, but its flavor will remain.

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