Real wasabi is a superfood with lots of therapeutic benefits

chemical structure of sinigrin

The spicy nature of real wasabi superfood is the result of allyl isothiocyanate, which is derived from sinigrin and as the chemical name, allyl glucosinolate or 2-propenyl glucosinolate. This natural glucosinolate is present in plants of the Brassicaceae family, including cabbage, mustard, and horseradish.  Over the last millennium, wasabi has been used for its culinary …

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Fresh wasabi nutrients which are good for your diet

eating fresh wasabi is healthy food

When you think of Japanese cuisine, you immediately crave freshly grated wasabi if you are lucky. However, you are more likely to get that horrible green paste made by mixing wasabi powder with water.  Real wasabi is a member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes cabbage, horseradish and mustard. Wasabi is also known as Japanese …

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Wasabi is a superfood and a powerful herbal medicine

ice cold fresh wasabi

Wasabi, known as Wasabia japonica or Japanese horseradish, is an aromatic medicinal plant and is a member of the Brassicaceae family. Wasabi plants are native to Japan and Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean.  In Japan, wasabi plants are found growing naturally in the gravel beds of mountain streams and require the shade of trees …

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After two years the fresh wasabi rhizomes are ready

a bowl of fresh wasabi rhizomes

Wasabi Crop had a great weekend, and Zak dug up 51 rhizomes with the biggest weighing 170 g. We prepared the rhizomes for our customers by first trimming them.  This involved cutting the head and trimming off the bottom. The fresh wasabi rhizomes were then washed in fresh cold water and prepared for vacuum packing.  …

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Grating wasabi rhizomes with a traditional Japanese sharkskin

freshly grated wasabi on a sharkskin paddle

The secret of enjoying fresh wasabi lies in the grating of the rhizome to release the pungent zingy flavour. Fresh wasabi rhizomes are a rare and precious culinary commodity prized by sushi dining chefs. The best grater to use is the traditional Japanese ‘Samegawa-Oroshi’-Sharkskin Grater but these are quite expensive to purchase. However, you don’t …

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