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A bit of Wasabi seasoning today's news:
Think Wasabi Clears Your Sinuses? Think Again
Still good stuff though... "While wasabi may not work as a decongestant, previous research has suggested that it is not without other health benefits. For instance, lab research shows that wasabi may inhibit the growth of cancer cells in test tubes, prevent platelets from forming blood clots, and may even fight asthma or cavities. And, appropriately for a condiment used to season raw fish, wasabi has antimicrobial properties."
I like it in turkey nori wraps, with a little salt, olive oil & sesame seeds on top. But I may cut back on wasabi during my next pregnancy, as typical type O that I am, I had lots of nosebleeds in my first pregnancy. Further increased blood flow to the nose surely wouldn't help that matter.
News from Ingrid, thank you! Most wasabi preparations are actually just horseradish with green coloring added, not the true wasabi that this article and Jim have described. The kind I have in the cupboard is just that...horseradish. So, it looks like I won't have to cut back on it afterall, when that time comes. I wonder if I've ever had real wasabi... ah well, horseradish is beneficial, so it suits me fine. Another one of those "Cantaloupe is an avoid, but cantaloupe isn't cantaloupe" things.
Hey, come to think of it, wasabi is the only prepared horseradish I've found that doesn't have avoids in it...depending on what is used to color it green.
Goodnight & Be well!