Enokitake (or Enoki) is an edible mushroom. The cultivated variety is a bundle of long thin white mushrooms. They are white because they are not exposed to light. In the wild, the mushroom looks different with a brown color, shorter and thicker stems, and bigger caps.
Golden needle mushroom
Seta de aguja de oro
Basic information and facts
Long thin white mushrooms with small caps growing in groups.
There is a clear difference between the wild and cultivated form of this mushroom. Cultivated mushrooms are not been exposed to light and are grown in a carbon dioxide rich environment. This results in a white color and the development of long thin stems. Wild mushrooms have a dark brown color and shorter and thicker stems.
Enokitake mushrooms are sold fresh or canned. They have a crisp texture and are often used in soups or salads.
Did you know that?
- Enokitake mushrooms contain antioxidants.