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What is horseradish?

About the ingredient horseradish. Including 281 recipes with horseradish, nutrition data, and where to find it.



Cooks use the terms "horseradish" or "prepared horseradish" to refer to the grated root of the horseradish plant mixed with vinegar. Prepared horseradish is white to creamy-beige in color.

It will keep for months refrigerated but eventually will start to darken, indicating it is losing flavor and should be replaced. The leaves of the plant, while edible, are not commonly eaten, and are referred to as "horseradish greens".

Horseradish sauce made from grated horseradish root, vinegar and cream is a popular condiment in the United Kingdom. It is usually served with roast beef, often as part of a traditional Sunday roast, but can be used in a number of other dishes also, including sandwiches or salads. 

In the U.S. , the term Horseradish Sauce refers to grated horseradish combined with mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing (such as Arby's "Horsey Sauce"). Kraft Foods and other large condiment manufacturers sell this type of Horseradish Sauce.

**Horseradish contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, as well as volatile oils, such as mustard oil (which has antibacterial properties due to the antibacterial mechanism of allyl isothiocyanate). Fresh, the plant contains average 79.31 mg of vitamin C per 100 g of raw horseradish.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (15g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars 1.2
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Horseradish is usually found in the condiments section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Horseradish is a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does horseradish weigh?

Measure Grams
1 tbsp 15
1 tsp 5

In Chinese:辣根
British (UK) term: Horseradish
en français:raifort
en español:rábano picante

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