Armoracia rusticana (L.) Tod., Brassicaceae
Horseradish was introduced to North America with early settlers in the Northeast. It has been grown in home-gardens and has occasionally escaped cultivation, growing wild in moist areas. Its roots have both culinary and medicinal applications. Finely grated, horseradish roots are used for making sauces, relish, and mayonnaise. It's a hot and pungent condiment for meat, vegetable dishes, and mashed potatoes. Medicinally, horseradish roots assist with arthritis, sinus infections, cough, and indigestion.
Horseradish roots are rich in Vitamin C and dietary fibre.
We wild-harvest our horseradish roots in early spring and late fall in the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan.