Scientific name: Flammulina Velutipes
About Enoki mushroom:
Enoki is a Japanese name also called “golden needle mushroom” in Chinese. Enoki is formed a whitish agaric mushroom with a long, thin step with small cap. It has a different color and crisp texture. This mushroom is also called winter mushroom, sea food mushroom, fungi mushroom for its color and texture. They are naturally grows on stumps and other trees. The cultivated form is popular as a soup and salad ingredients. We found the wild variety of mushroom in winter season. This mushroom has the large quantity of protein.
Description of Enoki mushroom:
Enoki features are explained fruity body, long and thin stalk with small brown caps. This mushroom has a soft rounded cap is most edible part and crunchy texture with crisp stalk. When fresh it looks like white and stem should be firm. The wild mushrooms usually displayed in brown color and they are grown in carbondyoxide rich environment. This mushroom adds a raddish flavour in fantastic salads or soup. All cuisines are available – Chinese, French, Asian and European.
Don’t have to use immediately, it is stored in cool and dry place. You don’t soak or wash this mushroom. Keep this mushroom in fridge with wrapped in a paper bag for 5 days. They are still fine. They will still fresh upto 14 days if you store it in refrigerator.
Taste and use:
Before cooking we should wash the mushroom gently and pat dry with towel. This mushroom should be rinsed in water for 10 mints and they are to be drained and all tough stems are to be removed. The trimming is required for each stem till it becomes dry. The best cooking process for this mushroom are sauteeing, roasting and microwaving. This mushroom is commonly used in stir fry, soup, hotspot or salad. It has alluring texture and flavour. The taste is to be explained of a green grape with hints of radish. It has a mild and delicate flavour. This mushroom reduces the risk factors of heart diseases, cancer. It also prevents obesity.
Nutrition value of Enoki (100 gram):-
- Energy 38 cal
- Sodium 3 mg
- Potassium 360 mg
- Fat 0.2 g
- Carbohydrate 7.8 g
- Protein 2.6 g
- Sugar 0.2 g
- Iron 6.4 %