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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.
Your wasabi rhizome has taken over 2 years to grow in Northern Ireland. Yes, you heard right! It was grown in Northern Ireland, and Wasabi Crop is the first Company to achieve this.
Most people have never tasted real wasabi: FAKE wasabi which is consumed come out of a plastic tube. What you have actually been eating is common horseradish with a little green food colouring and mustard.
Why is it so rare? Wasabi is a temperamental crop requiring particular growing conditions and critical care to flourish. It is also somewhat perishable: because of these factors, real wasabi can be extremely hard to get your hands on!
If you would like to buy some, please visit the Wasabi Crop Shop!
I have to go now and help dig up more rhizomes; it would be great to beat the British record of 377 g!
Enjoy your fresh wasabi – providing new foods for your table!
I’m Sofia Kitson, the Wasabi Crop Blogger. My interests are writing articles on growing and cooking with wasabi.