Enoki mushrooms or Enokitake or golden needles mushroom, are small, creamy white mushrooms with tall stalks.
These mushrooms are usually sold in small bunches and often used in stir fry dishes and salads in Asian cuisine. The freshest enoki mushrooms that will not be brown or spotted should only your choice when shopping.
Home cooks often shop for enoki mushroom not only because its crisp, crunchy bites but also its healthy benefits as well as nutrition values.
Low fat food choice
One serving of enoki mushrooms provides 28 calories. It has totally no cholesterol and saturated fats.
High vitamin and nutrition value
Enoki mushrooms is highly nutritious. It contain vitamin B1, B2 and E. It helps the brain development. It is good for hypertension patients and elder people. Enoki mushrooms help to reduce blood cholesterol level and prevent hypertension and arteriosclerosis. The abundant vitamin B in Enoki mushrooms helps relieve fatigue and increase sugar and fat metabolism, thus helps weight loss. They are cold in nature therefore are not suitable for patients suffering from diarrhea and loose stool.
Healthy food choice
Enoki mushrooms have significant anticancer and immune-enhancing effects.
Lysine found in enoki as double as in other types of mushroom is effective in children metal developments.
Enoki mushroom and its cousins such as Shitake Mushrooms, Maitake, Cordyceps, and button mushroom, has been becoming more popular in culinary habit as the result of scientific validation of the health benefits. Are mushroom a great addition to your stir fries, salads, soups, stews, roasts, dips, and rice dishes? Give it a try.