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Old 05/30/08, 04:20 PM
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What can I do with horseradish root?

We were recently given a rather large amount of horseradish straight out of the ground. Any tips on how to process it? I'm at a bit of a loss!

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Old 05/30/08, 04:59 PM
 
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Wear a mask when preparing horseradish!! I suggest working outside with it, even.

http://www.elise.com/recipes/archive...orseradish.php

Homemade Horseradish
1 cup cubed peeled horseradish root, 1cm pieces
3/4 cup vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients in a blender and puree. Cover and store in refrigerator. Be careful when handling the root and the processed ingredients. They are strong.

For tons of horseradish recipes, go to this site:

http://fooddownunder.com/cgi-bin/sea...?q=horseradish

Add grated root to dressings and sauces for meat, fish and vegetables. Add young leaves to salads. Put a piece of leaf in the jar with pickled cucumbers. Grate root into coleslaw, dips, mayonnaise and cream cheese.

Medicinal Uses: Take root as a syrup for bronchitis and coughs, or grate into a poultice for chilblains, stiff muscles, sciatica and rheumatism. It is a potent diuretic used to treat kidney diseases and fluid retention. It is used as a disinfectant for skin injuries, slow healing and ulcerous wounds. Appetite stimulant. Once used to treat over-active thyroid and to eliminate worms in children.

The freshly grated root can be eaten in this amount of 1/2-1 teaspoon three times per day. Horseradish tincture is also available and can be used in the amount of 2-3 ml three times per day. Only undried horseradish is effective. The root can be preserved for months inside the refrigerator. Vinegar: Cover finely grated horseradish with vinegar and let stand 10 days. Take 1 teaspoon two to three times per day, well diluted with water. This can also be applied externally. Poultice: Spread fresh, grated root on a linen cloth. Lay on the affected area, with cloth against the skin, until a burning sensation is felt. Syrup: Steep 1 teaspoon root in 1/2 cup boiling water in a covered pot for 2 hours. Strain and add sugar until syrupy consistency is reached. Use sugar or honey to make the horseradish more palatable.

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thanks for the info and links!

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