Scientific name: Pholiota nameco
Nameco is a japaneese word means ‘slimy mushroom’. Nameko mushroom is a small sized mushroom that grows on hardwood oak, beach forest and any native places. Nameko is found in Asia, Europe and South America. It has an earthy forest flavour, beautiful orange color, nutty taste and silky moist texture. Nameco mushrooms can be found in fresh and dried form. They are also sold in dried. In America the mushroom is popular as “butterscotch mushroom”. The wild nameco mushrooms are available in winter and cultivated whole year. It needs a cold shock to induce fruiting so we cultivate this mushroom in the winter time. They also harvested the small scale in Netherlands, California and Belgium.
Description of Nameco:
This mushroom has small to medium size with slender and straights stems. Nameco has smooth and sticky texture. These mushrooms are beautiful and bright orange color. It has slippery and rounded caps with yellow gills. It has fruity, earthy and nutty flavour and stunning amber color. Compact stems are about 2 inches flexible and thin, distinguishes by smooth caps. The size of caps are 2-5 cm in diameter. The flesh is slightly yellow in color.
They will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days wrapped with plastic. The mushroom can not be kept for long time after purchasing.
Taste and use:
This mushroom has rich, slightly and fruity flavour. This mushroom is best suited for cooking application grilling and boiling. We can serve the roasted mushrooms with meat and vegetables and can be mixed with pizza, pasta, sprouts, garlic, onions, miso, almond, game and fish. This is often used with salad, black olive, quinao, Serrano pepper, Spanish Twist, risotto and sauces. This mushroom is a crunchy mushroom that is served with stews or soup.
Nutrition value of Nameco:
Nameco mushrooms contain a good source of vitamin, calcium, Potassium and sodium.
- Energy 20 kcal
- Fat 0 g
- Carbohydrate 1 g
- Protein 1.8 g
- Fibre 0 g.
- Salt 0 g
- Iron 0.7 mg.
- Calcium 20 mg
- Vitamin 0 mg