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Horseradish is a root vegetable used as a spice. It has a pungent smell and taste, which is released only after cutting into the plant. Horseradish sauce made from grated horseradish root and vinegar is a popular condiment in the United Kingdom and in Poland. In the UK, 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. (Wikipedia, nd)

Allergy Alert:

Allergic reactions to horseradish are rare but not impossible. Also, because horseradish is a spicy substance, it can cause irritation and/or burning to multiple sites such as the inner lining of the mouth, stomach and intestines, eyes and urinary tract. In the event of an allergic reaction to horseradish, contact your allergist. (Livestrong, 2015)

Common Uses

In the U.S., the term “horseradish sauce” refers to grated horseradish combined with mayonnaise or salad dressing. Prepared horseradish is a common ingredient in Bloody Mary cocktails and in cocktail sauce, and is used as a sauce or sandwich spread. Horseradish cream is a mixture of horseradish and sour cream and is served alongside au jus for a prime rib dinner. (Wikipedia, nd)

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per1 tbsp (15 g)

Calories 7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 63 mg 2%
Potassium 37 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1.7 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.5 g 2%
Sugar 1.2 g
Protein 0.2 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 1%

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