Horseradish root 100g

R155.99

Horseradish is a member of the mustard family, along with kale and turnips, so not surprising it has a bite.

The easiest way to use horseradish is to simply cut off the brown peel and shred or grate some fresh horseradish to serve with roasted meats or as a flavoring for hearty soups or stews. Shred as close to serving time as possible, since horseradish turns bitter and discolors within a few hours.
Also, freshly shredded horseradish makes a great addition to mashed potatoes or as a condiment with a medley of roasted root vegetables.

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Description

Horseradish is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae. The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. It is now popular around the world. It grows up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, tapered root. The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma. When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down sinigrin (a glucosinolate) 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.

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  • Vendor: Henry Marquardt
  • Address: Hercules Pilaar Rd
    crn R304
    Stellenbosch | Muldersvlei
    Western Cape
    7607
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