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Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, October 7, 2006, 10:36pm
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(from Typebase4 - Horseradish/Prepared)  Though it has spiky green leaves that can be used in salads, horseradish...


I just got some horseradish root and started growing it.  I tasted one of the small leaves today and it has a nice spicy horseradish flavor.  I looked in Typebase and saw the above quote, and wondered:

Does anyone here eats the leaves?

Is there any way to tell if the leaves have the same rating as the root?

I assume the AB rating for the prepared horseradish is when it is prepared using beet juice rather than vinegar.  Does anyone know if this is correct?
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 7, 2006, 10:53pm; Reply: 1
I believe that is correct.

the HR leaves must taste a bit like dandelion, right?

enjoy!
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, October 7, 2006, 11:36pm; Reply: 2
The horseradish leaves don't have the bitter taste that dandelion leaves have.  I don't know if I have ever tasted dandelion leaves as young as these horseradish leaves, since it is only two or three weeks since I planted the horseradish root.  The leaves first started peeking out the middle of last week.  These are very tender and warming, but no bitterness whatsoever.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 7, 2006, 11:54pm; Reply: 3
sounds great!
I personally enjoy the bitter taste of DL leaves..........

as well as arugula, for example.
Posted by: Alek, Sunday, October 8, 2006, 12:24pm; Reply: 4


 I also grow my own horseradish and enjoy the young tender leaves [9 months of the year] in any type of salad.

alek
Posted by: Schluggell, Monday, October 9, 2006, 11:36am; Reply: 5
When the leaves get larger towards the end of the season they can have a somewhat "drying effect" (like chewing on Yellow Dock leaves) on the palate when raw - cooked or pickled would be better.

As above, I am fine with the Bitter/Peppery flavours of our more wild foods - saves using vinegar and pepper if shredded finely into salads. Also the finicky eaters won't notice if they can't see it.
Posted by: italybound, Monday, October 9, 2006, 12:05pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Schluggell
if shredded finely into salads. Also the finicky eaters won't notice if they can't see it.


yes, I do think w/ dandelion leaves. the DH has no clue they're in there but if he did, i'm sure he'd have  a  :X :o    to make. :-)
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