Scientific name: Flammulina Velutipes
About Golden Enoki:
Golden Enoki mushrooms are found in mountain, woods, hardwood rock, straw and have been cultivated in China, Japan, Korea, Europe, North America and Australia. They are one of the top most category mushrooms that belongs to Physalacriaseae family. They grow in dark, additional co2 in different types of wild trees like – ash, mulberry trees. Golden Enoki is also known as Enokitake, Golden needle and Lily mushroom. The species of this mushroom is Cyclocybe Aegerita and the origin is Pennsylvania. This mushroom has a classic look and well pair with vegetables. They reach in the vitamins D, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc.
Description of Golden Enoki:
Enoki has a classic look that long and thin stems, dark brown colored, convex cap. The stems are edible, velvety, flexible and golden color, connect to a cap with dark brown gills. They are tender and crisp with crunchy bite and fruity flavour. It is popular in Asian dishes and soups. They are often cut, sold and cooked in clusters. The mushrooms are pink but the golden mushrooms are yellow hemispherical caps, the texture similar to bean sorouts. It also known as ‘Black Poplar’ mushroom.
They are stored in the refrigerator with a non soaked paper bag for 1 week. Keep the mushroom in packaging until you prevent them from drying out.
Taste and use:
They are crunchy, fruity and mild taste. These mushrooms are best suited for both raw and cooked applications. The golden Enoki mushrooms are served with vegetables, sandwich, salads, omelettes, risotto, stir-fries, spring rolls with its delicate texture. In tradition cuisine this mushroom is cooked and served with soups and sautéed with roasted meat. This mushroom is pair well with garlic, onions, ginger, cheese, broccoli, spinach, noodles, chicken, beef, pork, seafood also.
Top Nutrition value of Golden Enoki mushroom (100 grams):
- Energy 37 Cal
- Fat 0.3 g
- Carbohydrate 7.8 g
- Protein 2.7 g
- Sugar 0.2 g
- Vitamin C 0 %
- Calcium 0 %
- Iron 6 %