Woeber’s HorseradishHorseradish is a perennial plant that is classified with mustard, cabbages and the infamous wasabi. It is native to western Asia and southeastern Europe. The root is what is applied to food applications The root itself is not that spicy, but grating the root damages cells, which then release a mustard oil. It is the mustard oil that gives grated horseradish its pungent kick and makes your eyes water.
Horseradish is even known to have health benefits. It has been used to treat bronchitis, sinus problems and urinary tract infections. The compounds found in horseradish have been shown to kill certain bacterial strains. It is even higher in vitamin C than oranges or lemons. It stimulates the gastric system and causes you to sweat, sweating out any impurities.
Note: Our local distributor now puts their private label on their Woeber’s Horseradish. So we still have the same great Woeber’s Horseradish, but the label now says Walnut Creek Foods.