In the wild, Bunashimeji mushrooms have a strong bitter taste, but Hokto mushrooms are developed to be less bitter. In rare occasion, some people still can taste a little bitterness, this is due to the compound Polyphenol, which has been known to be a beneficial nutrition.
The base of Bunashimaji is not edible, please remove them before cooking. For more information, see preparation tips.
Individual mushrooms sometimes have different colors, Colors can sometimes vary from being whitish to blackish. The color of the Mushroom does not affect the taste or quality.