Bunapi® is Hokto Original and Excellent Source of Vitamin D, Niacin and Potassium
Bunapi® or White Beech mushroom offers a significant source of vitamin D, niacin – 25 % of the RDV, and potassium – 14 % of the RDV. This mushroom is a delicious source of dietary fiber, vitamin B and minerals, cholesterol and sodium free, and low in calories.
- Vitamin D
- Dietary Fiber
- Beta Glucans
* RDV – the recommended daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. / Serving size: 3.5 oz (100g)
Other Nutrients & What are they?
|Vitamin D||39 IU||10% of the RDV||Dietary Fiber||3 g||12% of the RDV|
|Vitamin B1||0.12 mg||8% of the RDV||Vitamin B2||0.27 mg||16% of the RDV|
|Vitamin B12||0.19 mcg||3% of the RDV||Niacin||5 mg||25% of the RDV|
|Potassium||490 mg||14% of the RDV||Beta Glucan||2.5 g|
|Ergothioneine||2.2 mg||Polyphenol||3.3 mg|
|Manganese||14 ppm||Iron||3 %|
|Copper||9 ppm||Boron||58 ppm|
Mushrooms are the only produce that contains Vitamin D.
According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vitamin D is a nutrient that is important for promoting overall health and is especially important in developing maintaining strong bones.
Taste / Flavor
Bunapi® is a registered trademark of Hokuto Corporation, developed from our efforts to breed Buna Shimeji mushrooms. Hypsizygus tessellatus
Despite its unassuming appearance, Bunapi® offers a surprising combination of crunchy texture and smooth, nutty flavor. Its firmness stands up well to savory herbs like thyme and hearty dishes like stir-fries and wild game. Bunapi® is somewhat bitter in its raw state, but very enjoyable once cooked. Try it in soups, stews, or your favorite sauces. It also makes a great meat substitute in your favorite recipes.
Hokto’s Kinoko is Clean and Ready-to-Cook
Bunapi® can be eaten in clusters or individually separated. Simply trim off the base of the cluster; they are clean and ready-to-cook. Hokto’s mushrooms do not need to be washed, rinsed, or peeled because they are not grown in soil and are 100% USDA Organic and agrichemical free! It should be eaten cooked, and is not a good mushroom to serve raw.
How to prepare Bunapi®
*Both above are images of Bunashimeji.
First remove the base
Like the Bunashimeji, Bunapi® has base. Separate them to halves then cut the base in V angles. Unlike other mushrooms, bases are white also, don't cut out the edible part.
Basically, separate the mushrooms
Like the Bunashimeji it is best to separate Bunapi® into a bite size portion. It's easier to cook and easier to eat. If you separate them individually, you will increase the volume of plate.
Almost no scum, can be used in variety
Bunapi® has almost no scum when cooking. It can be used for variety of preparation such as, simmered dish, slow cooker, stir-fry or salad.
For toppings, separate individually
Bunapi® is pure white, which can be used perfectly to enhance color on your plate. If you separate them individually, it can be used for salad, soup or any kind of toppings. It does not interfere with other colors, but enhance the other components in the plate.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is Bunashimeji. It is Hokto original, a registered trademark of Hokuto Corporation.
A.By selective breeding, HOKUTO Corporation has developed whiter strains of Bunashimeji. Bunapi is one of our innovations of Mushroom General Research Institute.
The mushrooms will grow white regardless of light.
Bunapi is abundant in amino acid with sweet taste, so Bunapi offers a slight sweeter taste and is best suited for people who does not like the bitterness of mushrooms as well as kids. Also, nice and smooth feeling going down the throat.
As part of missions, our mushroom research center is dedicated to scientificaly unraveling the beneficial pharmacological effects of mushrooms in order to put them to use in promoting and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
- The Antiatherosclerotic effect of Bunapi
- The Role of Mushrooms in the Promotion of Insulin Secretion
- The Role of King Trumpet in Body Fat Reduction
- The Beneficial Effects of King Trumpet on Constipation
- The Anti-allergic Effects of Maitake Mushrooms