Wasabi Powder Blend

Wasabi Powder Blend
Wasabi Powder Blend
Wasabi Powder Blend Wasabi Powder Blend
SKU
100178 001
$3.94
$9.31
Net Weight:
3 oz
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Wasabi Powder

Known for its nasal-clearing pungency, our Wasabi Powder produces a vaporous heat that travels around the sinuses before fading. Wasabi has a delicately “green”, mustardy flavor, but is primarily used for its snappy heat. Also known as Japanese Horseradish, this root grows along cold mountain streams in its native Japan. The heat is a result of thioglucosides, a glucose that also contains organic sulphur compounds. When wasabi’s cellular walls are destroyed through grating or maceration, the thioglucosides are released, generating the spicy kick that makes wasabi so desirable. The heat in pure wasabi will dissipate rapidly once it’s grated, making commercial packaging difficult. Our Wasabi Powder is a blend, mixed with mustard powder and horseradish powder, which stabilize the chemical breakdown of the thioglucosides and help preserve its spicy properties.

Pure wasabi is also known as Japanese Horseradish. It is a member of the Brassicacea family, which also includes cabbage, horseradish, and mustard. It is notoriously difficult to grow, as it requires cold running water, shady summers, and winters that do not freeze (or temperature-protective netting). It is prone to disease when planted in large crops, so most wasabi farmers are small-scale, and its natural habitat is mountainous, so transportation is difficult. All this contributes to the enormous price of pure wasabi, which costs about $160 per kilogram—2.2 US pounds. Most wasabi consumed in US restaurants is not pure wasabi and is, instead, a Wasabi Powder.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

For a wasabi paste, blend 1 tablespoon Wasabi Powder with one tablespoon water. Mix into a sesame vinaigrette for a spicy bite over a cooling cucumber salad. Stir into hummus and top with fresh scallions. Sprinkle some over avocados for bracing avocado toast. Make a slurry with Wasabi Powder and soy sauce for a kicky pepper steak. Mix into breading and turn popcorn shrimp into firecracker shrimp.

This wasabi powder is blended from horseradish powder, mustard powder, spinach powder, cornstarch, citric acid, wasabi powder and ascorbic acid. It is gluten-free.

Our Wasabi Powder is produced and packaged in the US.

This product is certified kosher.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium1.8mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.4g1%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.5g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.3g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium8mg1%

Iron0mg1%

Potassium49mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
7 total ratings.

Laura W. (Verified buyer) 12/18/2021
Make your own wasabi! Just add a little water, & you’ll have a perfect wasabi sauce for sushi, etc.

Alison S. (Verified buyer) 09/21/2021
Nice spicy flavor So I had a house fire and had to replace everything I had. This includes all my spices. I chose to replace everything with SpiceInc. products. I do not regret my decision. I have not gotten to try out all of them yet but I have used quite a few and they are great! You can smell the freshness when you open them. None of that bland what could it be spices from the grocery store. Definitely give them a try you won’t regret it.

Cindy R. (Verified buyer) 12/01/2020
Great Service Thank you for your quick and attentive service.

Kathryn M. (Verified buyer) 11/19/2020
Great Great

Maria-Anne D. (Verified buyer) 12/20/2019
Nice product Used this Spice mix to make roasted almond wasabi. They tasted great.

Chad M. (Verified buyer) 10/26/2018
Perfect! Perfect!

Sue (Verified buyer) 03/22/2017
Wasabi Powder Perfect w/sushi
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