The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. It is popular worldwide. It grows up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, tapered root. The whole horseradish root has hardly any flavor. When cut or grated enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down sinigrin (glycosylate) to produce allyl isothiocyanate (mustard oil), which irritates the mucous membranes of the sinuses and eyes. Grated mash should be used immediately or preserved in vinegar for best flavor. Once exposed to air or heat it will begin to lose its pungency, darken in color, and become unpleasantly bitter tasting over time.
Horseradish condiment Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Horseradish condiment is 85.08% water, contains 11.29% carbohydrates, 0.69% fat, and 1.18% protein. If you consume one teaspoon of horseradish condiment it will provide you with 0.565 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 0.43 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), horseradish condiment provides 201 kilojoules (48 kilocalories) of energy and is a rich source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (33.2% of the Daily Value). This means that if you add horseradish condiment in your diet it will help your body to absorb iron from food and defend itself more naturally since vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduce the risk of anemia as this vitamin absorbs iron, improve the efficiency of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) to heal wounds and will be effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levelshigh blood pressurethe occurrence of cancer. With this it contains an appreciable amount of Sodium attaining 28% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz).