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5 Health Benefits of Including Wasabi in your Diet

Wasabi is a quintessential ingredient used in the Japanese cuisine. It is a member of the Brassicaceae family which includes cabbages, horseradish, and mustard. The root of the Wasabi is used as a condiment and has a very strong and pungent aroma. There are different types of Wasabi including Wasabi Daruma and Wasabi Mazuma.

Since it is widely used in the Japanese cuisine we thought of listing the various health benefits of Wasabi in your diet.

Health Benefits of Including Wasabi in your Diet

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Here are 5 health benefits of including Wasabi in your diet:

Has anti-microbial properties

Wasabi contains antimicrobial properties which helps in eliminating bacteria. The ability to eliminate bacteria makes it an excellent meal best prepared together with raw fish ( since raw meat/fish has a tendency to attract bacteria).

Wasabi aids digestion

The fibers present in the wasabi are extremely helpful in digestion. It also helps to get rid of harmful toxins in the body and cleans the intestinal tracts.

Wasabi has anti-cancer properties

Wasabi is known to have strong anti-cancerous properties and is believed to prevent cancer. It also improves liver health. The various isothiocyanate antioxidants present in wasabi are known to be beneficial in eliminating free radicals throughout the body’s systems.

Improves cardiovascular health

Wasabi has an ability to block platelets aggregation, and is known to reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke. Wasabi is known to stop the platelets from sticking together, which can be potentially fatal.

Other health benefits of Wasabi

It kills harmful food borne bacteria, reduces blood pressure, improves bone strength, and stimulates the body’s natural immune system.

Recipes using wasabi:

wasabi croquette recipe - health benefits of wasabi

Japanese Wasabi Miso Eggplant Recipe
Japanese Wasabi Yakiniku Beef on Rice Recipe
Wasabi Croquette Recipe
Wasabi Tartar Sauce
Salmon steak with wasabi sauce and soba noodles
BBQ wasabi beef steaks with mushroom rice salad

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