A perennial plant of the mustard family, it originates from Southeastern Europe, and Western Asia.
In the US, horseradish is used for culinary purposes as an ingredient in Bloody Mary’s, in cocktail sauce, or as a spread on meat, chicken, and fish. Arby’s even has it’s own Horsey Sauce, which is kept in similar mini packages as ketchup and mustard.
In the medical world, horseradish is used as an antibiotic, and contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It is also used for coloring of thin slices of tissue for biopsies in patients with cancer.
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