Wasabi Powder

Wasabia japonica


Wasabi is traditionally used with Japanese dishes such as sushi and sushimi.  While similar to horseradish, Wasabi has a unique flavor and very pungent heat.

Wasabi powder provides a nice change of pace from chili. It provides heat, but has more of an herbal overtone and dissipates more quickly.


Wasabi is a great compliment to almost any Asian dish. Try adding a dollop to you mashed potatoes, or mix it in with some mayo for a sandwich. It adds zest to salad dressings, marinades, mayonnaise, vinaigrette, and dips. You can also use it as a substitute for Dijon mustard, or as a flavoring in home-made mustard.

Mix 1 teaspoon of Wasabi powder with 2 teaspoons of water, allow to stand for a few minutes. You can also make an easy Wasabi cream sauce in the same manner, just add warm cream until you reach the desired consistency.


Herbie's Wasabi Powder is 100% Wasabi Powder with no artificial colors or additives.

Health Benefits

Mixing with water, the enzyme reaction will create a penetrating, sinus-clearing heat. Use sparingly and within about 12 hours of making so only make-up small quantities at a time for best results.


Wasabi is a plant of the Brassicaceae family, which includes cabbages, horseradish, and mustard. It is also called Japanese horseradish, although horseradish is a different plant. Wasabi is generally used as a sauce that makes sushi or other foods more flavorful by adding spice. Its stem is used as a condiment and has an extremely strong pungency more akin to hot mustard than the capsaicin in a chili pepper, producing vapors that stimulate the nasal passages more than the tongue.

Other Common Names

  Japanese Horseradish

Botanical Name Wasabia japonica
Common Names Japanese Horseradish
Flavor While similar to horseradish, wasabi has a unique flavour and very pungent heat
Contains Wasabi
Application Wasabi is traditionally used with Japanese dishes such as sushi and sushimi.