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Health Benefits of Horseradish


Horseradish is a spicy root vegetable with a surprising story.   While it is a common condiment for gefilte fish, you might be surprised to discover that it does more than just clear our sinuses.  Horseradish has been used for decades to treat a variety of ailments including flu symptoms, respiratory problems and urinary tract infections.  However, it has recently been discovered that horseradish can help the body get rid of cancer causing chemicals.

The horseradish plant is a member of the Brassicacae family, a group of plants including cabbage and broccoli.  All of the aforementioned edible plants are low in calories, high in fiber and high in glucosinolates, an anti-cancer ingredient.  While broccoli is well known for its cancer prevention properties, horseradish has ten times more glucosinolates.  Studies show that horseradish is one of the few medicinal vegetables where processing may actually improve the cancer fighting benefits.  So now you have another great reason to reach for the Gold's horseradish in your refrigerator .

I want to share with you two new healthy and delicious horseradish recipes.

bloody mary gazpacho

This Bloody Mary Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup.  With or without alcohol, this low-calorie soup is packed with so many vegetables your body will be thanking you for days afterwards.  I combined the classic flavors of celery and horseradish, that make a perfect Bloody Mary, to complement this cold summertime tomato soup.



My friend Jay was telling me about this amazing meatloaf he made with BBQ sauce and horseradish recently.  While I’m not usually a meatloaf person, it sounded delicious.  I adapted his idea using ground chicken to save some calories and fat and I went heavy on the horseradish.  The combination was great and the possibilities are really endless for this simple dish.


Whether you like to use horseradish to top your burger, give your gefilte fish a little extra zing or spice up any of your favorite foods, heap on the horseradish!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as part of a partnership with Gold’s. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.