Often confused with bitter or sour, pungent is not only its own taste, but pungency is its own experience! That open-up-your sinus tangy sensation is often referred to as “hot and biting” in old herbals. Learn some of the shared medicinal properties of pungent foods as well as how to grow them in Florida. Ginger root and cayenne pepper love our hot summers, while many pungent greens like wild peppergrass, radish, watercress, horseradish, mustard greens, garlic, and arugula enjoy our mild and cool weather seasons. Let’s spice up our gardens and food with more healing, zinging pungent herbs.