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Spotlight On Spices! Issue May 2012 - Horseradish - More Vitamin C Than Citrus Fruits
May 01, 2012
Besides bringing us gorgeous flowers, which came earlier this year due to warmer weather, May provides us with a mother-load (pun intended) of foods to celebrate including: Barbecue, Eggs, Hamburgers, Salads, Salsas, and Strawberries. Cheers for National Hamburger Day on Memorial Day - the 28th. Lastly, we get to celebrate both Raisins and Herbs during the entire first week of the month. Talking about herbs …
National Herb Week was established in 1991 by the International Herb Association (IHA) based in Jacksonville, FL, USA. It is celebrated every year during the week prior to Mother’s Day. This first week of the month puts a spotlight on the IHA, and its work to develop and coordinate a national focus on herbs, herbal uses, and herb businesses.
Since 1995, the IHA has selected one herb to be its "Herb of the Year™." Although this year’s selection is Rose, we will step back one year and celebrate the IHA’s 2011 selection, Horseradish as our …
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Horseradish - More Vitamin C Than Citrus Fruits
Indigenous to Eastern Europe, Horseradish is not a radish, and it has nothing to do with horses. A member of the Mustard family, Horseradish has more Vitamin C then oranges and lemons. It is a ancient perennial herb grown for its long rough spicy roots.
Horseradish has a sharp strong hot taste. It’s one of the bitter herbs eaten traditionally for the observance of Passover Seders. Once grated, fresh Horseradish loses quickly its spicy flavor. So, peel and grate only the amount you need for your dish.
Because of its similar hot sharp taste characteristics, Wasabi is considered the Japanese version of this ancient herb. However, the two herbs are different plants.
May is the Month for:
National Barbecue Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
And, some of our favorite food days in the month include:
May - 1st Week - National Raisin Week
May - Week before Mother’s Day - National Herb Week
May 4 - National Hoagie Day
May 7 - National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8 - National Coconut Cream Pie Day
May 13 - National Apple Pie Day
May 14 - National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 17 - National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 19 - National Devil's Food Cake Day
May 20 - National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 22 - National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 25 - National Brown-Bag-It Day
May 26 - National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 31 - National Macaroon day
Memorial Day - National Hamburger Day
SPICY TIDBITSCheck here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:
MERCHANTS & RETAILERS:Websites for Spice Retailers:
Atlantic Spice Company - atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - durkee.com
McCormick® - mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - spiceislands.com
The Spice House - thespicehouse.com
Spice Accessories Websites:
Bottles, Containers & Jars:
Bottle Store - www.bottlestore.com
eBottles.com - www.ebottles.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. - www.sks-bottle.com
Online Labels - www.onlinelabels.com
Tubular Spices - www.tubularspices.com/Spice_Racks.asp
Spice Rack Source - www.spiceracksource.com/all-spice-racks/
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Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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