Horseradish is a pungent and powerful plant connected to different health benefits such as lower blood pressure, ability to help in weight loss. Also helps to improve one’s immune system, alleviate respiratory conditions, promote heart health, build strong bones, lower chances of neutral tube defects in babies, and stimulate healthy digestion.
Horseradish can also reduce the risk of cancer because of high glucosinolates level.
Horseradish is closely related to broccoli, cabbage, mustard, and wasabi. It’s closer in application to mustard and wasabi because when the white and thick root is sliced, the breakdown of the plant cells releases the enzymes, which break down sinigrin found in the root.
It releases mustard oil that is pungent as well as irritating chemical, which affects the eyes and sinuses of those who smell that. It’s the reason why horseradish is popularly used as spicy flavor in some dishes. While this is not a jelly you will want on toast or biscuits you will love the spicy kick it give when you apply a little to your cooked meats.
If you have horseradish at your home, you can make a horseradish jelly. Healthy Canning will give you a horseradish jelly recipe that will surely amaze you. Horseradish jelly is a tasty condiment to go with game, strong cheeses or beef. It is also good with steamed dark green vegetable like broccoli or kale. It is easy to whip up, inexpensive, and makes a great gift.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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