Horseradish is one of those vegetables that you either love or you hate. I love it.
What makes horseradish unique is its volatile oils. The grated root is mixed with vinegar and sometimes other spices to make the prepared product you find in stores. Red beets are also added for a different taste.
I like it straight up on roast beef and ham. Horseradish cheese makes a great mac and cheese. You can find the prepared product in familiar blends like cocktail sauce, mustard, horsey sauce and Bloody Marys.
This root is also served at Passover as a bitter herb.
Nutritionally speaking, one tablespoon of prepared has 6 calories, low carbohydrates, low sodium, a good source of potassium, calcium, phosphorous and zero fat.