What is an Enoki Mushroom?
- Enoki, which means “snow puff,” was originally only grown in Japan and is now cultivated in Southern California. These mushrooms grow naturally in a snowy, sunless environment and look like a cluster of ivory sticks joined in a clump at their base. They are fresh, clean and have a slightly tart flavor with crisp texture. They are delicious when eaten raw.
How to Eat
- Discard the base and an inch or two of the stems. Once trimmed, rinse, dry and use like sprouts and add to salads and sandwiches. When added to cooked dishes, toss in at the last minute to avoid them becoming tough and fibrous.
- High in niacin and a good source of iron.
How to Choose
- Mushrooms should be firm, not flabby. Stem end should not be watery or brown. More moist than other mushrooms, they should not be slimy or slippery. The caps should be clean and white.
How to Store
- Refrigerate up to 5 days.