Japan’s wasabi producers farm ‘green gold’
By Abiodun Ogundairo
15 December 2020 | 2:48 pm
If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their 'green gold'. About half of the fresh wasabi grown in Japan comes from Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo. Wasabi grows naturally there and has been used in local cuisine for centuries.
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