Asked in Japanese FoodCondimentsPeppers
Is wasabi the hottest pepper?
September 13, 2011 5:43PM
No, Wasabi is a Japanese condiment that is made from a root vegetable that is like horseradish. Much of the "Wasabi" available in the US, however, is made from colored horseradish and not from the original Wasabi.
Wasabi is spicy, but it is not as hot as the hotter chile varieties like Habanero, Scotch Bonnets, or even Cayenne. And it is a different type of "heat" that is much more aromatic than chiles.