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S&B powder almost always has wheat starch in it. Sometimes their tubes do and sometimes not.

If it only says starch don't trust it. There is a brand at health food stores which is only wasabi and not bad -- not as hot as I"m used too. If your in an area like LA or Chicago you can usually find the fresh root at some Japanese markets. That is the best. Also if you can find wasabizuke , the pickled greens of hte plant, its a good substitute and most of them are safe but its good to always check labels.

Ken

We are new to the Gluten Free diet and desperately trying to find proven gluten-free wasabi's to use with sushi. Thanks to any help you can provide!


"Ryo tatereba mi ga tatanu"

If we try to serve both sides, we cannot stand our own ground.

Japanese proverb

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I have a tin of Eden wasabi powder that has "horseradish, mustard, wasabi" as the only ingredients. It tastes fine to me, but I'm not picky about wasabi. I got it at a health food store.

Here is the manufacturer's website.

http://www.edenfoods.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=29_55&products_id=110000

It says gluten-free right on the page.

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It really depends on where the restaurant is and the level of quality. In the early 80's I wrote a guide book for visiting Japanese business men in the US listing 1588 Japanese restaurants. Went to over 300 of them. At that time only a handful had fresh or nama wasabi. Now there may be more.

You can always ask to see the tube or can they used because of your allergy. Or find a gluten free wasabi in a health food store and bring that with you as you would gluten-free soy sauce.

good luck

So what should we do about wasabi in Japanese restaurants? Does anybody know what restaurants usually use?


"Ryo tatereba mi ga tatanu"

If we try to serve both sides, we cannot stand our own ground.

Japanese proverb

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I realize this thread is a year old but I was searching for wasabi and ran across it. The S&B powder mentioned in this thread as containing wheat in fact would APPEAR to be gluten-free. Online, the ingredients include cornstarch, tapioca starch, and corn flour, but no wheat flour whatsoever.

http://www.sb-worldwide.com/products/powder.html

richard

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would be nice if they changed it but in May it said wheat.

I realize this thread is a year old but I was searching for wasabi and ran across it. The S&B powder mentioned in this thread as containing wheat in fact would APPEAR to be gluten-free. Online, the ingredients include cornstarch, tapioca starch, and corn flour, but no wheat flour whatsoever.

http://www.sb-worldw...cts/powder.html

richard


"Ryo tatereba mi ga tatanu"

If we try to serve both sides, we cannot stand our own ground.

Japanese proverb

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