The Truth About Wasabi – Speaking of Chemistry

Oh, you love that spicy wasabi kick…except you’ve probably never tasted real wasabi. Sarah Everts explains. Don’t forget to subscribe!
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Unless you’ve had a sushi chef grate a $50 wasabi stem right onto your plate, you’ve probably not had the real thing. Find out what that green paste next to your tuna roll really is and how compounds in authentic wasabi may one-day treat a variety of medical ailments.

If this episode leaves you wanting more, check out this article that inspired the episode.

What That Stuff? Wasabi

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