Wasabi has been an important ingredient in Japanese cuisine for centuries. Wasabi is also known as Japanese horseradish; its Latin name is Wasabia japonica.
The Honzo Waymo, Japan’s oldest botanical dictionary, dating back to the year 918, included numerous references to wasabi, which was then being used medicinally for many ailments, particularly as an antidote to food poisoning.
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