Fake wasabi costs 83.97% of 100% Pure Wasabia japonica rhizome without any of the taste or health benefits.
I just did a quick survey of Wasabi Powder currently being sold on Amazon.
The survey was done in no particular order, I just went down the list that Amazon provided when I searched for Wasabi Powder.
This is a summary of what I found:
• 27/41 contained NO wasabi (65.85% contained NO Wasabia japonica)
• 13/41 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. Horseradish grown in Japan).
• 34/41 contained Artificial Colouring or Flavouring (82.93% contained FDA Approved Carcinogenic Substances)
• Price of horseradish and mustard as fake wasabi varied between $5.98 and $228.63 per lb ($13.16 and $502.99 per Kg). Very expensive for commodity products. Mustard is mainly a GMO variety these days.
• All of these products included GMO mustard and/or FDA approved carcinogenics
• There was one only 100% Pure Wasabi Powder (Namida) that was GMO verified, DNA purity tested in USA and Europe and was being sold for $272.27 per lb ($599.00 per Kg). Not much dearer that the fake wasabi on the store shelves.
• There was only 1 product (Namida 100% Pure Wasabia japonica rhizome powder) that was specific about what part of the plant the powder was made from. Rhizome is the best part and contains the largest and strongest amount of active ingredients – other parts are petiole (leaf stalk) and leaf. Most wasabi powders are processed as whole plant powders thereby reducing the taste and health qualities.
Conclusion about Fake Wasabi Cost
The wholesale cost for Horseradish and Mustard is extremely low. Less than $5 per Kg. Add to this the fillers the fake wasabi manufacturers add, such as tapioca starch, artificial colours and flavours and you realise that the fake wasabi cost is pennies per serving. Yet they call the mix “wasabi” and charge up to 83.97% of the price that you can buy 100% Pure Wasabia japonica rhizome powder for. The rhizome is the tastiest part and contains the most active ingredients that help your immune system and has been found to kill cancer cells and have a number of other health benefits.
Refuse to buy the fake wasabi and purchase the Namida 100% Pure Wasabia japonica product. Not only is it better for you, but it stops you eating the FDA approved poisons and carcinogenics in most of the fake wasabi products. Buy it now!