Sushi Wasabi Powder

Description
A packet of wasabi powder from AFC’s first generation product line.
As evident on their packaging, no preservatives, food colors nor artificial flavors were used to create this product. The packet is a simple white and green print, with “ALL NATURAL” written across the top. “Sushi Wasabi Green Horse Radish” is printed in the center, along with AFC’s first generation logo. The bottom reads “NET WT. 0.88 oz. (25g)” and “AFC CORP.” is printed below. The backside has a white background with the barcode, ingredients, distributor, preparation and usage information, and a general description of wasabi.
Wasabi powder is made from wasabi root that is washed, ground into powder and immediately freeze-dried. Wasabi is traditionally used as a condiment for sushi, and has health benefits such as guarding against food poisoning. The wasabi powder can be mixed with water to create a thick wasabi paste.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
wasabi
date made
ca 1980s
maker
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Physical Description
processed material (unspecified) (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 4 9/16 in; 12.7 cm x 11.58875 cm
place made
United States: California, Compton
ID Number
2012.3099.27
catalog number
2012.3099.27
nonaccession number
2012.3099
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Sushi
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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