Pungent foods have an affinity for the Chinese (TCM) organ, the Lung.
Why are pungent foods paired with the lung?
Or, maybe because the TCM theory just says so :P Sometimes it is best to not pick-apart every aspect of TCM and just go with it!
|Wasabi and ginger: two pungent foods.|
Examples of pungent foods (all of the foods that have a little 'bite'):
Garlic, clove, black pepper, ginger, mustard, horseradish, wasabi, raw onions, etc.