Bunapi®, Hokto Original and Excellent Source of Niacin

Bunapi as Hokto’s original patent product that offers excellent source of Niacin (35% DV), Riboflavin (15% RDV), Pantothenic Acid (15% RDV), Vitamin D (10% RDV) and high in minerals. It is also cholesterol and sodium free in addition to low in calories. 


High in

  • Vitamin D
    2.2 mcg
  • Niacin
    5.4 mg
  • Riboflavin
  • Pantothenic acid 
    790 mcg
  • Beta Glucans
  • Ergothioneine

Low in

  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Calories
    34 cal

* RDV – the recommended daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. / Serving size: 3.5 oz (100g)


Other Nutrients & What are they?

Vitamin D2.2 mcg 10%  RDV Dietary Fiber19 g4%  RDV
Vitamin B1100 mcg8%  RDV Vitamin B20.21 mg15%  RDV
Vitamin B120.19 mcg3%  RDV Niacin5.4 mg35%  RDV
Potassium366 mg8%  RDV Beta Glucan2.5 g 
Ergothioneine2.2 mg  Polyphenol3.3 mg 
Manganese14 ppm  Iron4 % 
Copperppm  Boron58 ppm 
Zinc69 ppm     

Mushrooms are the only produce that contains Vitamin D.

According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vitamin D is a nutrient important for promoting overall health and is especially important in developing and maintaining strong bones.

Bunapi Nutrition facts 2018



Taste / Flavor

Bunapi® is a registered trademark of the Hokuto Corporation and was developed from our efforts to breed Buna Shimeji (Hypsizygus tessellatus) mushrooms.

Despite its unassuming appearance, Bunapi® offers a surprising combination of nuttiness, buttery flavor, and a firm, crunchy texture. Its firmness and natural flavor complement well with 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.


USDA Organic

Hokto mushrooms are Clean and Ready-to-Cook

Bunapi® can be eaten in clusters or individually separated. Simply trim off the base of the cluster and 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! To get the most out of Hokto Mushrooms, always cook them before consuming. Mushrooms should not be served raw.

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How to prepare Bunapi®

How to cook Bunashimeji
How to cook Bunashimeji

*Both above are images of Bunashimeji.


Remove the base

Like the Bunashimeji, Bunapi® has a base. Separate them to halves then cut the base in "V" angle. Unlike other mushrooms, Bunapi®  bases are white so make sure you don't cut off the edible part.

How to cook Bunapi

Separate the mushrooms

Like the Bunashimeji, it is best to separate Bunapi® into a bite size portion. By doing so, it becomes easier to cook and eat and will increase the volume of a dish.

Can be used in a variety of dishes

Bunapi® has almost no waste when cooking. It can be prepared in a variety of different ways, such as, simmered, slow cooked, stir-fried, or in a salad.

Use as a topping 

Bunapi®  mushrooms are pure white, which can be used to enhance the color of your dish. By separating them individually, they can be used in a salad, soup or any kind of toppings. They will not interfere with the color of other foods, but rather enhance the other components in a dish.


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Frequently Asked Questions


The Bunapi mushroom is abundant in amino acids and has a sweet taste. With a sweeter taste, is best suited for children and people who do not like the bitterness of mushrooms. In addition to its sweetness, the Bunapi mushroom has a nice smooth texture when eaten, making it a great addition to any meal. 

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