\nWasabi is often referred to as Japanese horseradish. It is actually a member of the mustard family and grows wild in cool, wet, mountainous areas. The root-like portion of t…he herb is light green in color. It is pungent, like horseradish or mustard, and usually ground into a paste to be served with sushi or noodle dishes.\n.
\nThe herb is very difficult to grow and fresh wasabi is almost impossible to find. Both powders and pastes can be purchased but much of the wasabi that is found in America is actually a combination of horseradish or mustard with food coloring. Check the package ingredients carefully. (MORE)