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Types of Wasabi

Genealogy of Wasabi It is said that wasabi first came to be cultivated in the early Edo period (1603-1868). During the Keicho era (1596-1615), Utogi (now Shizuoka City) on the upper reaches of the Abe River was opened under the leadership of Rokuroemon Mochizuki, which is said to be the beginning of the history of […]

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How to Grow Wasabi

Wasabi has long been a favorite of the Japanese people. From a technical point of view as a “plant,” it is classified in the genus Eutrema of the Brassicaceae family, and its scientific name is Wasabia japonica Matsumura. As the scientific name “japonica” means “Japan,” Wasabi is said to be native to Japan. While evolution […]

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The Necessity of Wasabi for the Modern People by Toshihiko Osawa (Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University)

  With the continuing threat of new coronavirus infections, the importance of our daily lifestyle, especially our diet, is being pointed out. There is a need for modern people to enhance our biological defense capabilities, such as our immunity, antioxidant and detoxification capacities. Our research group focused on the functionality of “phytochemicals. We first focused […]

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[Recipe] Beets Salad with Yuzu vinaigrette

This recipe is perfect for the holiday season to bring to your next gathering. Wow your guests by whipping together this easy and healthy salad that everyone can enjoy! Ingredients: (Yuzu vinaigrette) ½ tbsp yuzu juice 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp orange juice 3 tbsp yuzu oil 2 dates 1 tsp dijon mustard ¼ […]

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Ultra Cold Grating Technology

At Kinjirushi Wasabi, we were the first in the market to develop a grating process that preserves the aroma and pungency of fresh wasabi in a frozen state. As many of you are aware, fresh wasabi pungency is actually very short lived after it has been initially grated. From the point the wasabi is grated, […]

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Wasabi Grater

When you go to a restaurant that serves fresh wasabi, you usually see them using a grater to grate the fresh wasabi. But did you know that there are different types of graters that can produce dramatically different grated results depending on which grater is used? Let me introduce to you some commonly used graters […]

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[Recipe] Chicken with Yuzu Orange Sauce

Chicken with Yuzu Orange Sauce Ingredients:(Yuzu orange sauce) ¾ tbsp yuzu juice 1 tbsp yuzu oil ½ cup orange juice ½ tsp salt (Chicken) 1 lb. chicken breast 4 tbsp flour 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder Pinch of salt and pepper 2 beaten eggs 4 tbsp […]

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[Recipe] Vegan Pasta with Veggie Dashi

Delicious recipe for pasta using soy meat and our veggie dashi! Ingredients: 2 oz pasta noodle 1 pkg veggie-dashi ½ cup cooked soy meat ½ chopped eggplant 1 ½ cup chopped kale 1 cup chopped red bell pepper 2 tbsp miso sauce 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp pasta water   Directions: […]

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[Recipe] Vegan Dashi Hummus

Veggie Dashi Hummus Recipe Veggie-dashi Hummus Ingredients: 3 tbsp veggie-dashi 1 canned garbanzo beans ¼ cup tahini 1 lemon Juice 2 minced garlic 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp salt Pinch of pepper Paprika for sprinkle 1 tbsp olive oil Vegetable sticks 1 carrots (cut long stick) 2 celeries (cut long stick) […]

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[Recipe] Kale Salad with Ume Dressing

      Ume in Japanese is widely known as plum but actually it is part of the apricot family. Japanese people have used these apricots and pickled them into what is known as Ume Boshi (literally meaning dried ume). Ume boshi is salty and sour at the same time. Many people use it on […]

Yuzu Salmon Pasta
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[NEW RECIPE] Yuzu Salmon Pasta

Happy Friday! Here is a recipe using our brand new Yuzu Oil. Yuzu Oil goes well with both meat and fish. We used it with salmon this time to create an aromatic salmon pasta dish. You can utilize this oil to create a wonderful aroma without changing the flavor of your overall dish. You can […]

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Health Benefits of Wasabi

    The long history of Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) has been rooted in the Japanese culture and in present day, is familiar to any Japanese person. From a technical aspect of the plant, it is classified as a member of the Wasabi genus of the Brassicaceae family, and its scientific name is “Wasabia japonica Matsumura”. […]