About, Selection and Storage
The white, tapered roots of the horseradish plant, a member of the Brassica family, can used fresh or preserved and made into horseradish relish. Store covered in the the refrigerator.
Most of the year
Use fresh or make into a sauce. However, once grated, if not used immediately or mixed in vinegar, the root darkens, loses its pungency, and becomes when exposed to air. Goes with beef, vinegar and cream.
Fresh horseradish contains potassium, calcium and magnesium and good amounts of Vitamin C.