Japanese wasabi root is directly imported from Japan. Most of the wasabi consumed in America that comes in a tube is not what a wasabi should taste like. Those are made with horseradish which is why it can burn your nose if you consume too much. Real wasabi has a more mild and subtle taste. Wasabi is one of the hardest plants to grow as many have tried and failed. Our wasabi root is half a piece per order so size will vary.