With nearly every part of the horseradish plant containing medicinal properties, this plant sets the standard for healing foods! Tea made from the roots can be used as an expectorant and tea made from the flowers can be used for a cold. The roots can be used for joint pain and the raw leaves can be pressed against the forehead to relieve headaches. It is categorized as a cruciferous vegetable along with broccoli, brussels sprouts, mustard and cabbage.

Selection Process

Fresh horseradish is available year round but its prime season is in the spring. Choose roots that are firm and are free from soft spots, green spots and mold. Most supermarkets carry bottled horseradish in the condiment section. Make sure there are no added ingredients other than vinegar and salt. A powdered form may be available in certain specialty markets.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tsp (5.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 2.4

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 21.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.6g 0.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.2g 0.7%

Sugars 0.4g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 0.3% Iron 0.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 0.1% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.1% Niacin 0.1%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.7%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.2% Magnesium 0.3%
Zinc 0.3% Selenium 0.2%
Copper 0.1% Manganese 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.