Horseradish HistoryHorseradish is botanically-known as Armoracia lapathifolia and A. rusticana, and is believed to be native to Russia or Hungary. It is related to the mustard family, hence its biting flavor and aroma. The "horse" moniker refers to the size of the root as well as its pungency and was used to distinguish it from other (unrelated) radishes. At one time, horseradish was referred to as "German mustard."
Used for thousands of years, horseradish is one of the five symbolic bitter herbs celebrated in the Jewish Passover Seder.
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