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Wasabi is a highly valued plant in Japanese cuisine that imparts both a spicy and sweet flavour. The wasabi plant is a perennial vegetable and when the leaves fall off the stems a rhizome is produced, which is the part of the plant used. It is grated into dishes fresh or made into a paste as a condiment used to accompany raw fish or noodle dishes. Wasabi is both an appetite stimulant and a digestive aid.
Category: Condiment
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Many wasabi varieties are horseradish mixed with green food colouring and artifical flavour enhancers. Read labels before buying to ensure it is authentic wasabi paste.
To Store:
In the freezer, wasabi will keep for a year. Unopened in the refrigerator it will keep for 60 days, and once opened and kept in the fridge it will last about a month.
Tips & Tricks:
Mix with soy sauce for a tasty dipping sauce.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

Energy (kJ):
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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Bacterial Infections
Liver Sluggish
Cold and Flus
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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