A root vegetable with a rough, light brown exterior and a cream-colored interior. Horseradish has a strong, peppery aroma and is spicy in flavor.
Horseradish most likely originated in southeastern Europe and Western Asia.
Colonists brought horseradish to North America in the 17th century.
Horseradish has a long history as a remedy to treat coughs, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, and sinus infections.
“Horseradish History” from Horseradish.org https://horseradish.org/horseradish-facts/horseradish-history
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)