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JC’s – Wasabi|275g

$4.95

$1.8 per 100g

 

Whole Dried Wasabi Peas

A great treat for sharing.

275g packet

Description

Wasabi is a pungent and spicy condiment originating from Japan, known for its intense flavor and distinctive green color. The wasabi plant, or Wasabia japonica, is a member of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes mustard, horseradish, and cabbage. The part of the plant used for the condiment is the rhizome, often referred to as the "wasabi root." Authentic wasabi is prized for its complex, fiery taste, and it is a staple accompaniment to sushi and sashimi dishes. Physical Characteristics:
  • Color: Bright green.
  • Texture: Wasabi is often prepared as a paste or powder, offering a smooth and creamy texture when mixed.
  • Aroma: Pungent and distinctive, with a nose-tingling spiciness.
Flavor Profile:
  • Taste: Wasabi has a fiery, pungent flavor that is both hot and sweet. The heat is intense but short-lived.
Culinary Uses:
  • Sushi and Sashimi: Wasabi is most commonly associated with sushi and sashimi, where it is mixed with soy sauce and used as a dipping condiment.
  • Condiment: Used to add heat and flavor to various dishes, including noodles, marinades, and dressings.
  • Pickled Wasabi: Some preparations involve pickling the wasabi stems or leaves.
Nutrition Information (per 1 teaspoon, approximately 5 grams):
  • Calories: Around 5 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Protein: Less than 1 gram
  • Fat: Less than 1 gram
  • Dietary Fiber: Less than 1 gram
  • Vitamins and Minerals:
    • Vitamin C: Provides a small amount of vitamin C.
    • Potassium: Offers a modest amount of potassium.
Additional Information:
  • No Wasabi in Most "Wasabi" Products: Many commercially available "wasabi" products are actually blends of horseradish, mustard, and green food coloring. Authentic wasabi is expensive and challenging to cultivate.
  • Antibacterial Properties: Wasabi is believed to have antibacterial properties, contributing to its historical use in Japanese cuisine where raw fish is common.
Caution: Wasabi is known for its intense heat, and consuming too much at once can be overpowering. It's typically used in small amounts as a condiment. Authentic wasabi can be a flavorful and spicy addition to your culinary repertoire, adding a unique kick to various dishes. When using wasabi, start with a small amount and adjust to your taste preferences.

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