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Why is real wasabi so expensive?

If you love sushi, then you have probably tasted wasabi. It’s spicy and is definitely not green ice cream, but it’s probably more expensive than you think. That’s because the green paste you’ve been eating next to your sushi isn’t really wasabi. If anything, it’s a mix of sweetener, horseradish and maybe a little bit of actual wasabi. Real wasabi is quite expensive. Why?

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