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Paleo friendly prepared horseradish?

Answered on March 08, 2015
Created December 22, 2011 at 7:08 AM

I've never purchased prepared horseradish before, but this evening I decided to grab some for my roast. To my great dismay, the first jar I picked up had SOYBEAN OIL listed as the FIRST ingredient. I read the ingredients on jar after jar, and every single one had either soybean oil or canola oil, not to mention HFCS or sugar. This was at my locally owned grocery store (very similar to Whole Foods), so I can only guess that it would be the same or worse trying to find horseradish without these ingredients at a place like Safeway.

Is there a brand of prepared horseradish that does not have these kinds of ingredients, or is this just the way horseradish is prepared? I fully intend to make my own, but I'd love to know if there's a prepared product out there that's paleo friendly. What do you use?

My apologies if this has been discussed already. I looked and didn't find anything. Feel free to just post a link. Thanks in advance.

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on December 22, 2011
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Fascinating JuBa!!!

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on December 22, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Gold's and Farmer's are two brands I've used

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on December 22, 2011
at 02:03 PM

Not sure where you live but in a pinch I can get a jar at different greenmarkets in NY and Brooklyn as well as a few poncey stores. Just horseradish, salt, vinegar, water. Other than that I don't know of any brands.. sorry.

My family grew horseradish, just something else in the garden, and would clean up a root, trim a bit and keep in a jar in the fridge with the cut end in a some white vinegar. Would be taken out and placed on the table with a fine grater for a condiment, just however much you wanted.

Here is a recipe if you want to make your own. The most important fact is keep your face as far away from the mixture when you start the process. I swear you could peel paint with the resulting fumes and such.

Horseradish Recipe: 8-10" horseradish root peeled and cut into chunks and start to grind away in your food processor. drain liquid out (or keep if you want), then add a good fat pinch of salt, 2tb water, 1tb white vinegar and run through the process again to whatever texture you want. Scoop into a jar then to the fridge where it should be good for 3-4 weeks.

Nerd Alert! So here's the deal re: the heat of the horseradish. There is no heat, there is none of the paint peeling scent until you start chopping and grating. This is because when the root cells are crushed isothiocyanate oils, OOO!, are released. That is the hot factor. So depending on the heat you want, the sooner the vinegar is added - the milder it will be. The vinegar stops the reaction and stabilizes the flavour.

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on December 22, 2011
at 06:55 PM

Fascinating JuBa!!!

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on December 22, 2011
at 10:09 AM

I just use horseradish root freshly grated with my microplane grater. Simple.

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on December 22, 2011
at 07:54 AM

Bubbies Prepared Horseradish is pretty darn good.

Ingredients: Horseradish, water, white vinegar, pure cane sugar, salt, natural mustard oil.

Technically, some of those ingredients are not paleo approved, but they are in such minute quantities that I will use it without guilt.

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on April 05, 2013
at 01:59 AM

Trader Joe's have jars of horseradish that is simply ground horseradish plus salt and vinegar. Cheap too at $3.

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on March 08, 2015
at 04:20 PM

The Trader Joe's brand has soy bean oil. Do they carry a different brand?

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on December 22, 2011
at 07:40 AM

sorry dude i dont know of any paleo friendly horseradish but i need to make some my self. i love the stuff but havent had any since going paleo. i saw my first other paleo shopper today. he had stuff in his cart that i could eat and i said hey, you are eating paleo and he said how did you know that. LOL

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on March 08, 2015
at 06:29 PM

Horseradish is the easiest thing to grow, it's like a weed and will grow in a pot if you don't have a garden.

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on November 01, 2013
at 08:14 PM

Wegmans' brand is just ground horseradish and white vinegar.

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on November 01, 2013
at 07:20 PM

This whole post is wonderful news. I've been recently convinced to stop adding hot spices to my food, and I haven't previously fitured out what to substitute for that flavor. (Drum roll) Horseradish!!! I know it's not so traditional with veggies, but I just put together a soup with red chard, a couple of ounces of meat, a little mushrooms and onions, rosemary and thyme and apple cider vinegar, and HORSERADISH. And it added just right final touch.

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on April 05, 2013
at 02:12 AM

Roller's... the absolute best you can get. Horseradish & white vinegar & nada mas.

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