Fresh wasabi is a unique produce that is widely used in high-end Japanese cuisine, fusion cuisine, and Nordic cuisine.
It has a fruity, vegetal fragrance and a spiciness that enhances flavor. The taste of fresh wasabi does not hit with the same intensity as western wasabi does, rather it’s bouquet and sweetness stimulate the palate with a balanced heat that is experienced more in the sinuses than on the tongue.
It must be noted that fresh Nordic Wasabi has little in common with the green stuff that most people in Europe and the USA know as wasabi. The green stuff is, in fact, a combination of mustard, horseradish, and food coloring—dubbed by the Japanese as seiyō or western wasabi. You haven’t tasted wasabi until you’ve had it fresh.
In studies, fresh wasabi has been shown to be antimicrobial, which is probably why it became the traditional companion for raw fish. Some studies even suggest that it may have anticarcinogenic, antiinflammatory, and blood thinning properties.
The wasabi root is harvested by demand so please allow an extra day for shipping. All shipments are sent by DHL Express.