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.


High in

  • Vitamin D
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Beta Glucans
  • Ergothioneine

Low in

  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Calories

* 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 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 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 ppm     Boron 58 ppm  
Zinc 69 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.

Bunapi nutrition facts



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.


USDA Organic

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.

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How to prepare Bunapi®

How to cook Bunashimeji
How to cook Bunashimeji

*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.

How to cook Bunapi

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.


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Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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