Shima Wasabi finds it home in northern Tasmania, which shares its latitude with southern Japan. Tasmania’s cool climate, clean air and plentiful rainfall create the ideal year-round environment in which to grow this rare plant to create genuine wasabi products.

Most “wasabi” sold around the world is not genuine. Typically made from horseradish, sugar, salt, green food colouring and other artificial additives, these substitutes often contain no part of the wasabi plant. At Shima Wasabi, we devote ourselves to the cultivation of genuine wasabi products, by harnessing the pristine environment in which it our wasabi is grown. Notoriously difficult to plant, grow and harvest , we apply the care and attention that our wasabi crop deserves.

Why Shima?

We use the whole plant – stem, leaves and stalks. The result is an exceptional range of fresh wasabi, wasabi paste and wasabi powder that is at home in your kitchen as it is on the menus of some of Australia’s most highly-acclaimed restaurants.

More than just a condiment for sushi, let Shima Wasabi inspire you to bring a distinct heat and pungency to your culinary repertoire. Spice up a dressing or dip, add heat to your favourite protein, or even give a distinctive kick to a cocktail.


We believe that wasabi has more to offer than just its flavour, too. Studies have indicated that wasabi may possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and antiviral qualities. Wasabi is also considered an important resource in research into cancer prevention and treatment, and other potential health benefits include:

  • Source of Vitamin C
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Contributes to heart health
  • Contributes energy for normal metabolism
  • Reduces total blood cholesterol
  • Reduces blood pressure

This rare and humble plant offers a myriad of potential health benefits, combined with incredible flavour. The journey has just begun.

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