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Is That True Wasabi With Your Sushi?

Is That True Wasabi With Your Sushi? | casaveneracion.com

When you eat at a Japanese restaurant, your sushi and your sashimi are served with a small mound of wasabi—yes, that green paste that adds a lovely heat to your food. But is that true wasabi?

True wasabi is difficult to grow that it commands a terrifically high price. What most restaurants serve is “mock wasabi”—a mixture of horseradish, mustard and coloring.

So, wasabi is NOT horseradish although both belong to the Brassicaceae family.

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