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horseradish

1. a coarse Eurasian plant, Armoracia rusticana, cultivated for its thick white pungent root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. the root of this plant, which is ground and combined with vinegar, etc., to make a sauce
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horseradish

horseradish

In mustard family, grows up to 5ft (1.5m) Leaves are healthy and nutritious, but the root is the commonly used part, which has no smell until cut. Once grated, it needs to be immediately mixed with vinegar (like apple cider vinegar, not white distilled vinegar), or it will oxidize, lose its potency and become bitter. Can be mixed with wet mustard seed for strong mustard. Potent antibacterial properties. Simply grating some root in blender or coffee grinder and sniffing deeply will clear nose and sinuses like nothing else. Also used for urinary tract infections, bronchitis, sinus congestion, ingrown toenails, coughs, warming a cold body and rubbing on sore muscles. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.

horseradish

[′hȯrs¦rad·ish]
(botany)
Armoracia rusticana. A perennial crucifer belonging to the order Capparales and grown for its pungent roots, used as a condiment.
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Spicy foods like horse radish are said to help clear sinuses while garlic, Vitamin C and flavanoids in green tea help to fight infections.
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However, being notoriously late/ light eaters me and the Old Man side-stepped the dinner time menu and opted instead for the sarnies - splendidly fresh doorstep butties filled with thick slabs of roast beef (none of your thin strips of processed nonsense here, mate) accompanied by lettuce and onions served by Stephen's hospitable mum Brenda and rounded off by a whopping big dollop of quintessential horse radish sauce.
When it came to Paddy Englishman's turn he asked for roast beef sandwich with horse radish sauce.
They comprise a family of kits with both high sensitivity and conventional strength reagents for Horse Radish Peroxide (HRP)-based assays, as well as kits designed for Alkaline Phosphatase (AP)-based detection assays in each family.
Q: We want to grow vegetables in part of our garden that is overrun with horse radish.
A: Horse radish roots go down to 60cm-90cm (2ft-3ft) so they are difficult to remove.
Breakfast and brunch are served until 4pm and there are tasty sandwiches such as warmed chorizo with home-made horse radish and cucumber relish (pounds 5) available.