Namida® 100% Pure Wasabi Powder – 50gm pottle
This is a product that has been sold around the world since 1995 from New Zealand. It is available from the growers own website and does not contain any colouring, flavourings, additives or excipients. The producers claim that it is 100% Pure Wasabia japonica rhizome and as you can see from my comments below I certainly have no reason to doubt this.
100% Japanese Wasabi Extract.
Contains NO wheat, animal products, gluten, milk derivatives, dairy products, yeast, corn, starch, nut products, artificial colour, flavour or preservatives.
Nutritional Information (per 100gms)
Energy 109 kcal/456 kj
Protein 4.8 gm
Fat 0.63 gm
Carbohydrate Total 23.54 gm
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 17 mg
Potassium 568 mg
Dietary Fibre 7.7 gm
Packed for World Wasabi
Expiry Date & Batch #
This is the only product that I have come across to date that appears to spell out exactly what you are getting for your dollar. There are phone numbers and email contacts on the label. I phoned and left a message. When the people got back to me they told me that the product is 100% Pure Wasabia japonica rhizome that has been freeze dried and then crushed. They also label the product the way they do so that the purchaser can feel confident that they are not getting “faux” wasabi.The taste of the product is outstanding with the front of the palate heat rush that is the hallmark of True Wasabia japonica, and then the slightly sweet vegetable aftertaste that flows across the tongue. The product is produced in Clean, Green New Zealand and is amazing.
When the producer was asked by yours truly how they could be sure of the purity, they said that they grew, processed and marketed the product themselves – that was how they knew.
This product contains only 100% Wasabia japonica rhizome. You won’t be able to get any better than this except for possibly high quality fresh wasabi. The problem with fresh wasabi is that it goes off fairly quickly, so this Namida® 100% Pure Wasabi Powder with a 2 year shelf life (even more in the freezer) will satisfy most peoples requirements. A 5 Star product – buy it at www.wasabi.co.nz/order.html or from here. Enjoy!
There is also a 1Kg vacuum resealable pack available for restaurants and those who love their wasabi. 🙂