Pure Wasabi by Coppersfolly

About Pure Wasabi from Coppersfolly

‘Pure Wasabi’ is an exciting new herb which is grown in New Zealand.

Wasabi is a delicious condiment that goes well with steak, ham, chicken, lamb, sushi and all manner of fish and seafood.

It can also be used like mustard in sandwich fillings and crackers.

This wasabi is spray free and is not mixed with horseradish, synthetic flavourings or colours.

Research done at Lincoln University (NZ) has found that wasabi has many health and dietary benefits which probably accounts for it being so highly prized by the ancient Japanese.

Wasabi is rapidly becoming very popular with chefs world-wide, as it is versatile and can be added to anything from Bluff oyster cocktails to ice cream or chocolate dessert!

Production of ‘Pure Wasabi’ commenced in 2003 and is growing in popularity. Never heard of it before? well now you have! To the best of our research world-wide, it is the only wasabi paste made using real wasabi with no artificial additives or fillers.

Don't misjudge wasabi until you've tried the real ‘Pure Wasabi’. A truly unique and refreshing taste.

We have just added three easy uses for Pure Wasabi that you can prepare in a moments notice

 
Country Life RadioNZ Interview with Fenton Wood

Back in April 2011 Cosmo Kentish-Barnes spoke to Fenton Wood about his Pure Wasabi and this is available to listen to as a podcast from the RadioNZ website by clicking on the link below:

Country Life RadioNZ podcast with Fenton Wood of Pure Wasabi

 
Why would you eat wasabi?

Why wouldn’t you?

The following is a layman’s summary of some of the research done by Lincoln University (New Zealand). It focuses on the health benefits from eating wasabi. The full research papers can be viewed here.

The Medicinal Importance of Isothiocyanates

Isothiocyanates are found in cruciferous vegetables such as watercress, broccoli, radish and cabbage, horseradish, mustard, sprouts and especially in wasabi.

Medicinally, the most important benefit of isothiocyanates (ITCs), when consumed, is that they prevent cancer at a wide variety of organ sites. These include:

the lungs, mammary glands, liver, oesophagus, bladder, pancreas, colon and prostate. The American Cancer Society recommends that cruciferous vegetables should be part of every person’s daily diet in order to reduce the risk of cancers. Fuller details of research done in this regard is on our web site, page 6 of Wasabi Review Paper

The Effects of Isothiocyanates on the blood

The isothiocyanates in wasabi have been found to dramatically inhibit platelet aggregation, known as clotting, this can be a problem while on long flights, for the elderly and even during surgery. It was found that isothiocyanates found in wasabi showed a response ten times higher than that reported for Aspirin and a far faster action than the thirty minutes of Aspirin. Consuming wasabi on long flights can reduce the risk of thrombosis. Regularly eating wasabi is probably more beneficial than taking Aspirin on a daily basis.

Anti-asthmatic and anti-inflammatory properties

Isothiocycantes can prevent bronchial obstruction but they do it in a different was to the usual anti-histamine treatment. Researchers suspect that isothiocyanates do better by inhibiting the inflammatory process at an earlier stage. Thus isothiocyanates could potentially counter not only inflammatory conditions such as asthma but also anaphylaxis. Traditionally isothiocyanates have been used to provide relief for clogged sinuses, congestion, muscular pain and inflamed joints.

Antibiotic Effects

Wasabi is strongly anti bacterial. If bacteria was present in your jar of pure wasabi paste, there would be none left 24 hours later, so strong are its anti bacterial properties. This is great news for your teeth and gums. It is also believed that one of the ancient reasons for using wasabi was that it killed food bacteria. Very useful in days when refrigerators had not been invented and raw chicken and fish were eaten.

Even Better

Many people on restricted diets enjoy Pure Wasabi is simply because it adds a tasty zing to your food. Wasabi has a way of cleansing your palate and highlighting the flavour of other foods. It goes well with meat and fish. It’s great in a sandwich, makes an awesome butter and very versatile!

Your Support please

We are beginning to add recipes and ideas to our web site. If you have a favourite recipe or meal that involves wasabi and which you think would be of interest to others, we’d like to add it to our web site. Our contact details:

Pure Wasabi
Coppersfolly Ltd
Ellesmere Road
RD 2
Christchurch 7672
New Zealand
Telephone +64-3-325 2166.

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