Fun Facts and Trivia
Did you know . . .
- Horseradish is still planted and harvested mostly by hand?
- Sales of bottled horseradish began in 1860, making it one of the first convenience foods?
- In the American South, horseradish was rubbed on the forehead to relieve headaches?
- Horseradish is added to some pickles to add firmness and “nip”.
- Before being named “horseradish,” the plant was known as “redcole” in England and as “stingnose” in some parts of the U.S.?
- Horseradish has only 2 calories a teaspoon, is low in sodium and provides dietary fiber? Typically it is also trans fat-free
- Researchers at M.I.T. claim that the enzyme “horseradish peroxidase” removes a number of pollutants from waste water?
- The most widely recognized horseradish fan in the world may be Dagwood Bumstead, who consumed it regularly in the popular comic strip, “Blondie,” by Dean Young and Stan Drake?
- Germans still brew horseradish schnapps . . . . Some also add it to their beer?
- Al Weider earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records by tossing a horseradish root 80.5 feet to win the event.