Version 1.3.2 of the Wasabi List is now available.
This new version contains more "Wasabi" products and we have added the ingredients of these products when we can find them.
Now has 72 brands on this list. 3 only are true to label. All the rest are fakes with misleading labeling and wording.
95.8% of all checked "Wasabi" products are FAKES.
You are paying premium prices for a mixture of mustard, horseradish and various colouring, flavouring and stabilising additives. Most of these mixtures come from China or Japan, although a few are from Thailand and Korea. The interesting thing here is that the base products (mustard and Horseradish) are likely to have been imported from China.
Most of the additives are FDA approved, but have been shown to cause cancer in a number of studies.
Most mustard these days is grown from GM seed, which not only introduces GMO's into your body, but also contributes to killing the worlds bee population. Without bees and other insect pollinators most crops, fruits and flowers will not provide food or pleasure for future generations.
If you have a search on the internet you will find fake wasabi available from China for less than USD2.00 per Kilogram (2.2 lbs) if you buy a tonne (1000 kgs) at a time. You can bet your life that the companies shown on this list are buying it in larger quantities than 1 tonne and paying a lot lower price.
The mark up on this fake wasabi is very large and unjustified. These companies are effectively destroying the True Wasabi growers livelihood with this unhealthy substitute.
It is amazing how companies make finding the ingredients in their product so difficult, especially when most countries require an ingredients list on the product label.
In one particular instance we came across a product that boasts that it has 20% Wasabi Leaf in its product (20gm jar), and charges GBP5.45 (USD7.50) per jar on their own website. This comes to a WHOPPING GBP1490.00 (USD1875.00) per Kg, GBP680.00 (USD$855.00) per lb. of pure Wasabi Leaf. Not even the highest quality rhizome, but the part of the Wasabia japonica plant that has the least flavour.
Personally, I regard this as absolute daylight robbery. This is one of the reasons why we are providing the Wasabi List free of charge to anyone who wants it. In the list we name the products with details of the amount of Wasabia japonica they contain. Some even have a ingredients list as well (when we can track them down).
What Wasabi Products are fake?
This FREE Wasabi List will tell you about the ones we know about.
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Checking the products which used the word Wasabi in their name or description, we found:
- 95.80% contained NO Wasabia japonica (Genuine Wasabi)
- 82.93% contained FDA Approved Carcinogenic Substances (Artificial Colouring or Flavouring)
- 31.70% of products which claimed they contained Wasabi in the ingredients list did not use the correct ingredient description of Wasabia japonica. Therefore, it was likely that it was Japanese Horseradish (i.e. European Horseradish grown in Japan), or maybe even a horseradish/mustard mix.
- Most of the fake Wasabi products were charging the same price as the highest quality 100% Pure Freeze Dried Wasabia japonica rhizome (stem) powder. Why should you be paying Genuine Wasabi prices for coloured horseradish and Mustard mixes?
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