How to cook Wasabi
Treat fresh wasabi like horseradish – wash, peel and grate it. If you can’t find it fresh, look for tubes of wasabi paste or powdered versions, which can be reconstituted using either soy or water.
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WHAT IS WASABI?
Essentially, wasabi is the Japanese horseradish. Wasabi is related to watercress and similarly grows with its roots in water. Careful you don’t have too much – wasabi has a strong fiery spicy taste.
What are the health benefits?
Wasabi has similar nutritional properties to horseradish, which is high in vitamin C and is a source of potassium and manganese. However, as it is used in very small amounts, we see it as a delicious flavouring rather than a source of micronutrients.