What is WASABI?
WASABI (Wasabia japonica syn. Eutrema japonica) is a member of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) family and it is an indigenous herb of Japan. It is the same family as cabbage and in Japanese writing (kanji characters) means ?Mountain Hollyhock? as the leaves look like Hollyhock. It is a perennial which grows about knee high and have one main root (rhizome) and various little roots ? normally the main root (rhizome) will be used as Grated WASABI.