- 1 lb
- 1 c
- 2 Whole
Lemons for the juice 6 tbs
- 2 Medium
- 1 tsp
and wash horseradish and beets.
a large bowl. Add salt, sugar, water, and
lemon juice. Add more beets if you desire
more color, more water for thinner
seasonings to taste.
Horseradish root itself has hardly
any aroma. When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the damaged
plant cells break down sinigrin (a glucosilinate) to produce
allyl isothiocyanate (mustard oil), which irritates the sinuses
and eyes. Once grated, if not used immediately or mixed in
vinegar, the root darkens and loses its pungency and becomes
unpleasantly bitter when exposed to air and heat.
The flavor of
the Horseradish Root is so bitter that it
brings tears to the eyes, which is why it is
included in the traditional Passover meal to
commemorate the suffering of the Jews under