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After 3 Months of Wasabi, Subjects Saw 'Dramatic Change'

Those who ingested wasabi saw 'dramatic change' in participants' short- and long-term memory

(Newser) - Want to boost your memory? Smear some extra wasabi on your sushi. That's the findings out of Japan's Tohoku University, where a team of scientists have found that indulging in the spicy green condiment can improve both short-term and long-term memory. In the double-blind, randomized study published in...

Wasabi Error Triggers 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

Israeli woman thought it was avocado

(Newser) - For many people, mistaking wasabi for avocado would be an eye-watering experience. For an Israeli woman, it was heartbreaking. The 60-year-old woman said she felt pressure in her chest that lasted for hours after mistakenly consuming about a teaspoon of wasabi at a wedding, according to a case described in...

Cappuccino Potato Chips? America Says No

But Wasabi Ginger wins Lay's annual contest

(Newser) - Good news, Americans: You don't live in a country that tolerates cappuccino-flavored potato chips. But if Wasabi Ginger sounds equally dubious, well, pack your bags, because that's the winner of Lay's contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor. Also-ran finalists included Mango Salsa...

This May Be the World's Most Vexing, Profitable Plant
This May Be the World's
Most Vexing, Profitable Plant
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This May Be the World's Most Vexing, Profitable Plant

Wasabi grows naturally in Japan ... and with difficulty elsewhere

(Newser) - One of the toughest plants in the world to grow is one that you may have think you've eaten—but probably haven't. That plant is wasabi, and the BBC reports on one man's quest to do what so many others in North America have failed at: effectively...

Man Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend With Wasabi

Well, to be fair, wasabi sauce and pants

(Newser) - Did you know that wasabi sauce slathered on pants counts as a "dangerous weapon"? Or at least, it does if you shove it in your girlfriend's face, which is what 22-year-old John McGuinness allegedly did in the wee hours of Friday. The Cape Cod resident was angry...

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