Fresh Wasabi Rhizomes

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Fresh Wasabi Rhizomes


Cultivated in Ireland, fresh wasabi rhizomes mature in two years and offer an authentic, pungent flavour for traditional Japanese cuisine. They are available to order.

Buy Fresh Wasabi Rhizomes

Buy Fresh Wasabi Rhizomes, sometimes known as wasabi roots, are grown in rich organic soil in County Armagh on the island of Ireland.  These mazuma rhizomes take over 2 years to grow to reach maturity and are individually harvested to order and vacuum packed. Upon receipt of your rhizome, please remove it from the vacuum pack and wash it under the tap with cold running water. Then wrap the rhizome in a damp cheesecloth – which is provided – and place it in the fridge until further use.

The fresh wasabi rhizomes can be stored in the fridge for up to 28 days

Any sushi expert will tell you that real wasabi rhizomes are hard to source due to their rarity.  However, you can order a 50 g, 70 g or 100 g rhizome at the Wasabi Crop Shop.

Actually, real fresh Wasabi is grated by a sushi chef in front of you

Wasabi is central to Japanese cuisine and has been used for many centuries. Its proper name is Wasabia japonica, and it is sometimes referred to as Japanese horseradish.

Interestingly, Wasabi is mentioned in the Honzowaymo, Japan’s oldest botanical dictionary, compiled in the year 918.  This book references how Wasabi is used for many medicinal purposes and that Wasabi rhizomes possess anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  These anti-bacterial properties complement raw fish and meat.

Making the fresh wasabi paste

The fresh wasabi rhizome is finely grated using a sharkskin grater or a stainless steel grater, which can be purchased from the Wasabi Crop Shop.  During the grating process, the internal structures of the rhizome begin to break down and initiate an enzyme reaction that produces the wasabi kick.  This gives an aromatic, fresh-flavoured pungency with a natural sweetness.

In the classic sense, fresh Wasabi complements dishes served with sushi and sashimi.  However, this unique ingredient ensures Wasabi can bring flavour in the form of dressings, sauces, sorbets, and freshly grated sauces that will accompany any meat or fish.

To obtain the maximum shelf life, wasabi rhizomes can be stored in the fridge for 28 days by wrapping them in damp cheesecloth and rinsing in cold water every 2-3 days.

 If you want to grow wasabi root, you can buy a plant from the Wasabi Crop Shop.

If you want to store leftover grated wasabi, wrap the paste in cling film and place it in the freezer. When you are ready to use it, allow it to defrost, mix, and serve.

Consequently, whole rhizomes do not freeze well, losing flavour and pungency.

Enjoy grated Wasabi – providing new foods for your table!

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