In Season: July to November
Horseradish is part of the radish family of course. It is not overly appealing simply eaten raw. The best way to eat it is prepared in vinegar and luckily making your own prepared horseradish is incredibly simple. See details for homemade prepared horseradish in our recipes section. Prepared horseradish is a classic partner with roast beef but it lends its self to a number of other dishes as well. Try adding it to mashed potatoes, soups or stews (especially borsht) or mixed with mayonnaise for a sandwich spread.
Horseradish can be stored loosely in a plastic bag in the vegetable bin in your refrigerator for a couple weeks however, it is best to prepare the horseradish the same day you purchase it- prepared this way it keeps almost indefinitely.
Horseradish is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C and Folate.