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Wasabi Market Research Report Information By Type (Fresh Wasabi, Wasabi Sauce, and Wasabi Powder), By Packaging (Bottles, Tubes, Pouches and Sachets, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/F-B & N/6370-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| April 2024

Global Wasabi Market Overview


Wasabi Market Size was valued at USD 0.4 Billion in 2022. The Wasabi market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.43 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.81 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.21% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased awareness about the health benefits of wasabi and the rising adoption of wasabi in different industries for innovating their products with wasabi are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Wasabi Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Wasabi Market Trends



  • Growing demand for wasabi is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for wasabi is being driven by the rising demand for wasabi globally. The rising health awareness among consumers globally has increased the consumption of wasabi and wasabi extracts in food preparations like noodles and soups due to their health benefits of anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects. These health benefits of wasabi make it applicable in the nutraceutical and medical industries. The increasing online sale of wasabi is boosting the growth of the wasabi market globally.


The wasabi's strong peppery smell is due to the presence of the high level of allyl isothiocyanate and many other isothiocyanate compounds, which have many health benefits, like preventing cancers, treating arthritis, killing harmful food bacteria, improving gut health, and many more. The spread of e-commerce businesses has given a large playing field for market participants to boost their profitability as most consumers opt for online shopping and pay online, saving their time. The increasing adoption of wasabi in the realm of food processing and the ever-thriving food service industries is boosting the demand for wasabi globally. The rising requirement for organic and natural food products alternative is driving the demand in the food and beverage industries. Simultaneously the industries are aiming for sustainable agricultural practices and innovative methods of production.


The recent development in technology has led to the emergence of innovative packaging and processing methods, as the flavor of the wasabi is a crucial part. The application of artificial intelligence has become a breakthrough to foresee the future in which the cultivation and harvesting of wasabi endure a transformation. Various businesses of gastronomy, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics have adopted the application of wasabi in their product innovation due to the benefits offered by wasabi. Thus, driving the Wasabi market revenue.


Wasabi is a common ingredient in traditional Japanese cooking. Fresh wasabi availability is scarce outside Japan, which is grown in the mountains of Japan and difficult to grow in other parts of the world. Therefore, the cost of fresh wasabi is very high, and the production cost is high with the limited supply of wasabi. The consumers are unaware of the health benefits and the proper use of wasabi, thus affecting the demand for the products.


Wasabi Market Segment Insights


Wasabi Type Insights


The Wasabi market segmentation, based on type, includes Fresh Wasabi, Wasabi Sauce, and Wasabi Powder. The fresh wasabi segment dominates the market, accounting for the largest market revenue due to its authentic flavor and nutritional benefits. In Japanese cuisine, wasabi is an important component, and fresh wasabi is getting popular throughout the world because of its exotic flavor and health benefits. The rising disposable incomes, growing requirements for exotic cuisine, and shifting food preferences are boosting the wasabi market.


Figure 1: Wasabi Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Wasabi Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Wasabi Packaging Insights


The Wasabi market segmentation, based on packaging, includes Bottles, Tubes, Pouches and Sachets, and Others. The bottles segment dominates the market as the wasabi in the form of beads, capsules, and paste are offered in the form of bottle packaging. The demand for packaging materials that retain the quality and freshness of the product is increasing due to the highly susceptible nature of spreads, sauces, and soups. All these products, in case of improper packaging, are exposed to oxidation and lead to loss of flavor. Thus, the manufacturer opts for glass jars and bottles from plastic packaging. This will significantly boost the growth of the wasabi market.


Wasabi Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific Wasabi market dominates the market as it is the largest consumer of wasabi globally. Japan is the largest consumer of wasabi, followed by China because of the robust culinary traditions and the popularity of the condiments. There is increasing popularity of Japanese cuisine in the rest of the region is also boosting the market growth.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: WASABI MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


WASABI MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


North American market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising popularity and trend of the Japanese cuisine influence on the consumers of this region. Further, the US Wasabi market held the largest market share, and the Canadian Wasabi market was the fastest-growing market in the region.


The European Wasabi Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the increasing influence of Japanese cuisine in the region and the shift towards healthy living. Moreover, the German Wasabi market held the largest market share, and the UK Wasabi market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


Wasabi Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Wasabi market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Wasabi industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Wasabi industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Wasabi industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the food industry. Major players in the Wasabi market, including Oregon Coast Wasabi, The Wasabi Company, Kinjirushi Wasabi Co. Ltd., World Wasabi Inc., Real Wasabi LLC, Pacific Coast Wasabi, S&B Foods Inc., Silver Spring Foods Ltd., Eden Foods, Wasabi essentials Ltd., Walgreens Farms, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Oregon Coast Wasabi was founded in the year 2010, and it is the biggest wasabi farm in the United States in terms of acreage as well as production. Oregon Coast Wasabi grows and supplies real wasabi products, such as greens, fresh rhizomes, wasabi seasoning salts, freeze-dried wasabi, cocktail rim salt, and wasabi plant starts. The company ships and sells the wasabi products retail direct through their websites as currently, they do not have the setup to receive visitors at the farm, and no retail operations are available at the farm. In 2019, Oregon Coast Wasabi introduced the construction of the largest wasabi farm in North America. This development is anticipated to be an essential step for the wasabi market in the region. This will help to increase the availability and production of this in-demand ingredient.


World Wasabi Inc has been a leader in growing, processing and supplying 100% Pure Wasabia japonica products, rhizome, leaf, and petiole, for more than 27 years. The company has evolved as a leader in innovating and using wasabi japonica in a number of fields, like growing, processing methods, food production, nutraceutical, functional food, medical uses, and cosmetics. The company is investing largely in research and development to come up with new innovative products. In 2018, World Wasabi Inc. Launched a new line of treats with wasabi as a prime ingredient. This treat provides a unique way to witness the flavor of wasabi, offering convenient and tasty options for those who wish to include wasabi in their diet.


Key Companies in the Wasabi market include



  • Oregon Coast Wasabi

  • The Wasabi Company

  • Kinjirushi Wasabi Co. Ltd.

  • World Wasabi Inc.

  • Real Wasabi LLC

  • Pacific Coast Wasabi

  • S&B Foods Inc.

  • Silver Spring Foods Ltd.

  • Eden Foods

  • Wasabi essentials Ltd.

  • Wingreens Farms


Wasabi Industry Developments


March 2022: KaraMD announced Pure Health Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, a vegan gummy aimed to aid ketosis, digestion regulation, weight management, and encourage greater levels of energy.


January 2020: A new line of wasabi products was launched by Kinjirushi Wasabi Co. Ltd. in Japan. This new product, known for its dedication to high-quality wasabi, is definite to restore consumers looking for authentic flavor and innovative products.


February 2017: The Expansion of their British wasabi platform was announced by Wasabi Company. This expansion will help to increase the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality wasabi in the region, thus fulfilling the increasing demand for this distinct flavor.


Wasabi Market Segmentation


Wasabi Type Outlook



  • Fresh Wasabi

  • Wasabi Sauce

  • Wasabi Powder


Wasabi Packaging Outlook



  • Bottles

  • Tubes

  • Pouches and Sachets

  • Others


Wasabi Regional Outlook



  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe


  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 0.4 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.43 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 0.81 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.21% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Packaging, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Oregon Coast Wasabi, The Wasabi Company, Kinjirushi Wasabi Co. Ltd., World Wasabi Inc., Real Wasabi LLC, Pacific Coast Wasabi, S&B Foods Inc., Silver Spring Foods Ltd., Eden Foods, Wasabi Essentials Ltd., Wingreens Farms 
Key Market Opportunities Increased awareness among consumers towards the health benefits of wasabi consumption.
Key Market Dynamics Increase in adoption of wasabi in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Wasabi market size was valued at USD 0.4 Billion in 2022.

The market is foreseen to grow at a CAGR of 8.21% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

Asia Pacific had largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Coast Wasabi, The Wasabi Company, Kinjirushi Wasabi Co. Ltd., World Wasabi Inc., Real Wasabi LLC, Pacific Coast Wasabi, S&B Foods Inc., Silver Spring Foods Ltd., Eden Foods, Wasabi Essentials Ltd., Walgreens Farms.

The fresh wasabi category dominated the market in 2022.

The bottles segment had the largest share in the market.

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