Ingredients: Horseradish, mustard, Wasabi (5%)
Product weight: 25g
Wasabi is the hot and stimulating green paste that lends a characteristic, pungent taste to sushi dishes, dressings and dipping sauces. The wasabi plant, sometimes called Japanese horseradish, has long been used in Japan as an essential condiment for serving with sushi, soba and tofu and more recently to flavour dressings, dips and snacks.
Wasabi is a member of the Brassicaceae family which include cabbages, horseradish and mustard. It is the stem and not the root which is used to make the condiment wasabi. It has been cultivated in Japan since the 16th Century and it grows naturally along shaded riverbeds in mountain valleys in Japan. It takes two years to mature and is very perishable.
Clearspring Wasabi powder contains real wasabi root, whereas most wasabi products consist of mustard or horseradish with green dyes and other additives. You can recognise its authenticity by its pale grey-green colour, which contrasts with the brighter green of dyed wasabi.
|Typical values||g per 100g|
|of which saturates:||0.6|
|of which monounsaturates:||3.18|
|of which polyunsaturates:||2.39|
|of which sugars:||17.6|
|Free of Added Alcohol|
Store in a cool, dry place.
This should not of course have 5 stars!
My daughter found this to be bitter and also questioned its claims about the horseradish/wasabi content and so contacted Clearspring. When the eventual reply came back and the details of the tin were supplied, it was declared out of date and therefore not worth investigation! As it had been opened and tried within its use by date, this didn't make sense - and had they responded quicker, then this would not have been an issue....When this was put to them, they failed to respond - twice. Hence this review, reflecting our disappointment in the product and customer service. We have had no problems with them in the past but if they believe their products are liable to deteriorate a few days after they specify and this is not worth investigating, then probably best to avoid.
I recommend this wasabi.
All of Clearspring's Oriental products are top notch and this Wasabi is no exception. Much more 'authentic' tasting than most other commercial varieties which are basically just horseraddish powder with green dye. Makes for a really nice paste when mixed with water and works wonderfully in dressings and salads for a little kick.
Wonderful to see Wasabi powder back in Clearspring's list again.