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  • shirleyoma 14 years ago
    Did you know

    In the U.S. an estimated 24 million pounds of horseradish
    roots are ground and processed annually to produce approximately
    6 million gallons of prepared horseradish which is enough to
    generally season sandwiches to reach 12 times around the world.

    The "hotness" from horseradish comes from isothiocyanate,
    a volatile compound that, when oxidized by air and saliva,
    generates the "heat" that some people claim clears out their
    sinuses.

    Horseradish dates back 3,000 years and has been used as
    an aphrodisiac, a treatment for tuberculosis, a rub for low
    back pain, a bitter herb for Passover and an accompaniment
    for corned beef, chicken and seafood.

    Horseradish is a hardy perennial member of the Cruciferae
    or mustard family and is harvested in the spring and fall.
    Its cousins are kale, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and
    the radish.
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  • zena824 14 years ago said:
    I need a hearty dose of horseradish right now to open up my head!!!!!
    Someone Fed Ex me some......
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  • wynnebaer 14 years ago said:
    Boy, I wish I liked horseradish...There are so many recipes I would try except they include horseradish........Something about it I just don't like....I love all it's cousins though....Go figure.....;D
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  • peetabear 14 years ago said:
    try wassabi ( not sure that's spelled correctly. my spell check doesn't recognized the word) It's hot like horseradish but doesn't taste the same.. also the heat isn't long lasting..
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