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Cauliflower Mushrooms, Dried


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An ancient mushroom used in China, India, and Japan not so much for its flavor but for its cartilaginous texture and healing properties. Thought to ease tumors, mollify respiratory illnesses, and ward off coughs this mushroom is often added to simple broth soups or Chinese dessert soups.

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Also known as the Silver Ear mushroom, White Wood Ear fungus, and Snow Ear fungus the Cauliflower mushroom has long been a staple in traditional Eastern medicines and is often prescribed for tumors or respiratory ailments. It is often used as a cooling element to ward off hot diseases and bring balance to the body’s internal temperature. If you’re suffering a cough then perhaps a simple broth or dessert soup like lok mei might be just what you need.

Cauliflower mushrooms require a bit of extra attention than other dried mushrooms. They must soak for nearly an hour in a large amount of water as they will greatly increase in size. Afterwards the petals must be washed thoroughly to ensure that all the grit has been filtered out of their folds. The reconstituted mushroom will be frilly, cartilaginous, and milky white.

You’ll also find that it doesn’t have much of a flavor. In Chinese cuisine, texture is valued just as much as flavor. The Cauliflower mushroom offers a texture that few other ingredients can: soft, light, smooth, and crunchy. It beguiles the eater and makes the meal all the more playful.

Additional Info
Ingredients Dried cauliflower mushrooms.
Recommended Applications In Chinese cuisine, it is traditionally used in sweet dishes. While tasteless, it’s valued for its gelatinous texture. Most commonly, it is used to make a dessert soup called luk mei, with jujubes, dried longans, and other ingredients. It is also used as a component of a drink, as an ice cream, with rock sugar in a sweet soup or with chicken in a savory soup and vegetarian stir-fry.
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. After which, trim off the bottom and tear the mushroom into small pieces, almost to resemble flower petals.
Qualities All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Product Style Whole
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese, French, Indian, Japanese
Handling / Storage Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life 2 Years
Country of Origin China
Dietary Notes May Contain Naturally Occurring Sulfites.


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