FRESH REAL WASABI


Celebrating the authenticity of Wasabia japonica

Whether you're a chef, foodie, formulator, consumer or farmer, we invite you to settle in and enjoy exploring a growing wealth of wasabi lore, history, recipes, scientific insights and more...

Consumers of sushi know wasabi, or at least think they do...

The truth is, most so called wasabi isn't, and the majority of products claiming to contain wasabi don't.  What typically passes for "wasabi" in most establishments is a mixture of horseradish, food coloring, mustard, cornstarch and sadly, is a mere shadow of the real deal.  You may already know that.  Maybe you're interested in where organic wasabi grows and how it serves up such unique thrills to our taste buds, or perhaps you've heard of wasabi's promising health benefits that have the scientific world buzzing...

If the memorable fiery taste, and smooth finish of authentic wasabi is your quest you've come to the right place, but be forewarned ;-)    like exposure to fine wines, one taste of Real Wasabi™ products may leave you forever dissatisfied with "faux wasabi" imitations.

Real Wasabi is among a small handful of farms in the United States who have mastered wasabi's ideal growing conditions, as Wasabi is considered to be one of the most difficult plants to grow. Wasabi requires a humid, temperate environment to thrive and the plants take two years to mature. It is also highly susceptible to disease when grown in large quantities. 

See out blog post on the history of Wasabi.