Real Wasabi gives your food that extra spice

wonders of fresh wasabi

If you are enthusiastic about Japanese cuisine, you would have come across the superfood wasabi, which is in the root form provides a spicy kick to your food. Wasabi has a fantastic taste and is super hot but pleasant, so what is precisely wasabi?  The official name is Wasabia japonica and is native to Japanese …

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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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Wasabi looking for something different at London Produce Show

Wasabi Crop at the London Food Show

Wasabi Crop was at the London Produce Show on 8 June 2017 and met many people interested in real fresh wasabi.  Firstly, they could not believe that we were growing wasabi in Northern Ireland and the three plants which we transported from Northern Ireland to the show were definitely a star attraction.  However, not only …

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