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WASABI


NAME
WASABI

FEATURE OF REAL WASABI
- It’s not just spicy hot. It has a refined taste and sweetness.
- Five minutes after grinding is the ideal period for Wasabi since its flavor and hotness are volatile.
- It contains nutrients.
- Merely biting Wasabi doesn’t release the hotness. The flavor and hotness only come out through grinding.

INTRODUCTION OF AREA
Shizuoka prefecture is surrounded by an abundance of nature, such as Mt Fuji, Mt Amagi, and the Southern Alps which make clear water plentiful. Utilizing this clear water makes Wasabi one of the most famous products in Shizuoka.
Shizuoka prefecture is well known for being one of the leading Wasabi producing areas in Japan. Fresh Wasabi is shipped to major Japanese markets as a high-end food product.

HARVEST TIME
Year around

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRUE WASABI AND TUBE OR POWDERED WASABI
Most tube or powdered forms of Wasabi are not grated or powdered true Wasabi. Horseradish is the main ingredient in powdered or tube Wasabi.

How to grate (to eat) Wasabi
1- Remove the stems carefully by hand.
2- Wash Wasabi under running water. Skin is used without paring.
3- With a grater, slowly grate in a circular motion from where the stems were removed. If a fine grater is used the flavor and the hotness will become more intense.
4- 3-5 minutes after being grinded. Wasabi is at its most flavorful.
5- We use it as a relish for sashimi (raw fish) and sushi. It also goes well with meat dishes.

HOW TO PRESERVE
Wrap Wasaabi with a moist paper towel and then in plastic wrap. It will stay fresh for 10-14 days in a fridge.

NUTRITIONAL CONTENTS OF WASABI
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin C
- Calcium
- Dietary Fiber

WASABI PROCESSED GOODS
Shizuoka prefecture is well known for Wasabi processed goods including Wasabi-Zuke which is a wasabi pickle.
Wasabi-Zuke is made of finely chopped wasabi stems steeped in sake lees.
In Japan Wasabi-Zuke is eaten by simply putting it on freshly cooked rice or mixing it with dried bonito flakes and soy sauce. Wasabi-Zuke spread on processed fish products, like Kamaboko (fish cakes) goes well with sake.

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