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Kitchen Dictionary: wasabi

Pronounced: WAH-sah-bee

This Japanese version of horseradish is from the wasabi root, which is indigenous to Japan. Wasabi is used to make a green-colored condiment that has a sharp, pungent, fiery flavor. The powdered form (light gray color) changes to a bright green paste when mixed with water. Fresh wasabi, available in some specialty markets, can be grated like horseradish. Wasabi is traditionally used to garnish sushi and soba noodle dishes.


Season: available year-round

Matches well with: sashimi, sushi

More Wasabi Recipes
Popular Wasabi Recipes
Lime Glazed Scallops on Creamy Wasabi Fettuccine
Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter
Teddy's Mommy's Pan Seared Ahi Tuna With Wasabi Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, sliced
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 141
Calories from Fat 7 (5%)
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 0%
Potassium 738mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 30.6g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10.1g 40%
Sugars 10.1g
Protein 6.2g 12%

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