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Japanese Wasabi - Horseradish Powder

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Kosher, Vegan, Wheat Free, Nut Free

Wasabi is the hot and stimulating green paste that lends a characteristic, pungent taste to sushi dishes, dressings and dipping sauces. The wasabi plant, sometimes called Japanese horseradish, has long been used in Japan as an essential condiment for serving with sushi, soba and tofu and more recently to flavour dressings, dips and snacks.

Wasabi is a member of the Brassicaceae family which include cabbages, horseradish and mustard. It is the stem and not the root which is used to make the condiment wasabi. It has been cultivated in Japan since the 16th Century and it grows naturally along shaded riverbeds in mountain valleys in Japan. It takes two years to mature and is very perishable.

Ingredients: Horseradish, Mustard, Wasabi (10%)

Product weight - 25g

Traditional and conventional wasabi

Clearspring Wasabi powder contains real wasabi root, whereas most wasabi products consist of mustard or horseradish with green dyes and other additives. You can recognise its authenticity by its pale grey green colour, which contrasts with the brighter green of dyed wasabi.

Wasabi and health

Historically wasabi was prized for its ability to counteract food poisoning and more recently, researchers from Michigan State University, USA, have found that both horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) and wasabi (Wasabia japonica) have the ability to protect against the proliferation of certain types of cancer cells.

Cooking with wasabi

Clearspring Wasabi comes as a powder in a convenient resealable tin and can be prepared by adding 1 part warm water to 2 parts powder and mixing into a paste. Cover and leave for 5 minutes to allow the flavour to develop. Use sparingly and make fresh each time.

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  • 99 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Clearspring

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 June, 2015.

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