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  • How to Choose Horseradish
    Look for firm, unblemished roots with no sprouts or greenish tinges.

  • How to Store Horseradish
    Wrap fresh horseradish in a slightly damp paper towel and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, or freeze grated root in an airtight container for several months. Once opened, bottled horseradish should be refrigerated; it will lose its pungency after a few months.

    How to Prepare Horseradish
    Grating fresh horseradish maximizes its flavor and bite. (Be sure to wash and scrub it first.) It will lose its pungency soon after, so use or freeze it immediately.

  • How to Use Horseradish
    Prepared or grated fresh horseradish is often used as a condiment with roast beef sandwiches and is one of the five bitter herbs on the ritual Seder plate for Passover. Mix prepared horseradish into mashed potatoes if you’re looking for a dish that cuts the sweetness of another flavor on the plate.

    —Jenny Rosenstrach

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