Enoki Mushrooms Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Flammulina velutipe
Eating fresh, cooking, in salads, soups and stir-fry.
Also known as Enokitake or golden needle mushrooms, good-quality Enoki, are creamy white, dry and firm.
Avoid product that is wet, brown, bruised, has slimy brown stalks or has spots of mold.
To store mushrooms, keep them unwashed, dry, cool and dark.
Store mushrooms in a brown paper bag, or in a Tupperware type container on a paper towel in the refrigerator. Do not store mushrooms in plastic bags!
Mushrooms will not ripen further after picking - they will only deteriorate, so use as soon as possible.
Enoki Mushrooms are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Iron and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Potassium.
To clean mushrooms, wipe them with a damp cloth or soft vegetable brush. Because of their porous nature, mushrooms should not be washed in water, as they will absorb water like a sponge, losing nutrients, flavor and changing texture.
Three thousand years ago, mushrooms were a delicacy of the Pharaohs in Egypt, who considered them too delicate for common people to eat. They were favored in ancient Rome as a "food of the gods."
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