Inventory, 12 ct : 5.50
This item was last sold on : 04/24/17
Enoki mushrooms are available year-round.
The Enoki mushroom, scientifically known as Flammulina velutipes, is also known as Enokitake, Velvet Foot, Golden Needle, Winter mushroom and Enoko-take. Today Enoki mushrooms are both cultivated and found growing in the wild, though the cultivated variety are more commonly used in culinary applications.
Enoki mushrooms are recognized by their almost pure white color and long stems topped with petite, convex caps. They are also grown in bouquets and fitted with a tight collar at their base to encourage the growth of their signature long, thin delicate stems which can grow up to five inches in length. Their texture is tender yet firm with a crunchy bite and mild, refreshing flavor. Wild Enoki mushrooms are significantly different in appearance from the cultivated form as they have larger caps and shorter stems and their coloring is orange to brown.
Enoki mushrooms offer dietary fiber and protein as well as a significant amount of niacin, calcium, potassium, selenium and iron. They also provide antioxidants and are being studied for their ability to lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Enoki mushrooms are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties and are excellent immune system boosters.
Enoki mushrooms are commonly used in Asian cuisine. They will complement soups, salads, stir-fries and noodle dishes. Add to omelets, risottos, hot pot and curries. Enoki mushrooms look great rolled up in spring rolls and sushi or wrapped with bacon or thin slices of beef and grilled. Their flavor and texture pair well with soba noodles, soy, ginger, bacon, lemongrass, fresh herbs, seafood and butter.
Enoki mushrooms have been cultivated for hundreds of years and are prized in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine. Enoki were one of the first mushrooms studied for cancer prevention. An epidemiologist in Japan was curious why the cancer rates for people living in Nagano prefecture were abnormally low from 1972-1986. He found out that this prefecture was the center of Enoki mushroom cultivation.
Wild Enoki mushrooms grow in clusters on trees, preferring the Chinese Hackberry tree, persimmon and mulberry trees. When harvesting wild Enoki mushrooms be sure to consult a mushroom expert and conduct a spore test prior to consuming as the Enoki has an appearance similar to that of some highly poisonous varieties including the deadly Galerina mushroom.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|San Diego Desserts||San Diego CA||619-287-8186|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Churchill's Pub and Grille||San Marcos CA||760-471-8773|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Under Belly-Little Italy Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
|Gamma Phi Beta||San Diego CA||310-634-2371|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Spoutable||San Diego CA||619-743-7491|
|Nordstrom Fashion Valley (#360)||San Diego CA||619-295-4441|
|Tiger Tiger Commissary||San Diego CA||619-764-5475|
|Mastiff Sausage Company||San Diego CA||760-504-3834|
|BLVD. Noodles||La Mesa CA||619-741-8577|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||760-434-4959|
|Under Belly-Uptown||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
|Saiko Sushi-North Park||San Diego CA||619-886-6656|
|Sushi Tadokoro||San Diego CA||619-347-2792|
|Bahia Resort Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-381-6713|
|Two Seven Eight||San Diego CA||619-278-0080|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Distribuidora Larcarr||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Wokou Noodles & Pours||San Diego CA||858-779-2620|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|Herb & Wood||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Town & Country San Diego||San Diego CA||619-291-7131|
|Superfood Coffee||Carlsbad CA||760-409-0979|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Belmont Park Entertainment||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Trust Restaurant||San Diego CA||609-780-7572|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Gyu-Kaku San Diego||San Diego CA||858-693-3790|
|Searsucker Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Striders||San Diego CA||203-361-7134|
|Petite Madeline Bakery||Oceanside CA||760-231-7300|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-295-3172|
|Pueblo||San Diego CA||858-490-6298|
Recipes that include Enoki Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Gobo Root||Furofuki Daikon|
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