Bamboo Mushrooms, Dried

Bamboo Fungus / Bamboo pith / Long net stinkhorn / Crinoline stinkhorn / Veiled lady / Phallus indusiatus

The Candy Striper mushroom. She’s a pretty young thing that wants to make you feel better and who always brings a smile to your face.

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Calling this mushroom a Candy Striper isn’t too far from the truth of the matter. This mushroom has been valued for years in Chinese medicine as a general cure-all, and that theory is pretty darn on the spot. The bamboo mushroom is a source of fiber, antioxidants, protein, calcium, vitamins C and E, and antimicrobial compounds; and it is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Bamboo Mushroom: Fungus. Candy Striper. Superfood.

Of course, it’s fantastic to eat. Dried bamboo fungus has a faint aroma of genmaicha tea. Cooked, it possesses the flavor of fresh tofu. The mushroom is considered to be one the most high-end mushrooms ever sought and used to sell for hundreds of dollars an ounce and could only be sourced from Asia. Now that it’s cultivated on a larger scale the mushroom has become affordable to home cooks around the world. Added to stir-fries or soups, or even stuffed with tofu and veggies the bamboo mushroom is a delicate secret weapon to that will greatly diversify your culinary repertoire.

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Ingredients Dried bamboo mushrooms.
Recommended Applications With an exotic appeal, Bamboo Mushrooms are delicious in stir-fry dishes or soups. Sautéed, these mushrooms are a wonderful addition to poultry or steak. Chopped up, bamboo mushrooms pair well when added to sauces, stuffing, or a casserole.
Basic Preparation One ounce of dry mushroom reconstitutes into 3-4 ounces of mushrooms. To do so, take the needed amount and place in to a bowl of hot water. Allow the mushrooms to soak for 20 or 30 minutes. If you wish to add the dry mushrooms directly to a recipe, make sure to rinse prior to adding and only do so if the recipe requires them to cook for at least 25 minutes.
Product Style Whole
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese, European, French
Handling / Storage Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life 2 Years
Country of Origin China
Dietary Preferences All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Allergen Information None Specified


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