Wasabia japonica – Nature’s Gift
Numerous studies have demonstrated that Wasabia japonica contains a group of compounds called isothiocyanates and these compounds are very good for human health. Wasabi has been shown (Ina et al. 1990, Sakura et al. 1993) to possess more than twenty different isothiocyanates. The most medically important of the isothiocyanates is 6-(Methylsulfinyl)hexyl Isothiocyanate which is found only in Wasabia japonica.