How should I store fresh wasabi rhizomes?

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To ensure they stay fresh and flavorful, store fresh wasabi roots in your refrigerator wrapped in a damp towel.  Check the towel daily to ensure it isn’t drying out, re-wetting as necessary.  If you don’t let them dry out, your rhizomes should last for up to three weeks.

When you grate some of your wasabi, return the partially used rhizome to the towel when you’re done.  Just remember to slice off a little bit of the peeled end before you grate it again, as the small portion of the wasabi’s core that was exposed to air will have lost its flavor.

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