An Excellent Source of Vitamin D, Niacin and Riboflavin
Eryngii, also known as the King Trumpet mushroom, offers a significant source of Niacin (35% RDV), Riboflavin (15% RDV), Pantothenic Acid (15% RDV) and Vitamin D (15% RDV). It is also cholesterol and sodium free in addition to low in calories. It has been supported healthy cholesterol levels and may reduce the risk of fat accumulation in the liver.
- Vitamin D
- Pantothenic acid
* RDV – the recommended daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. / Serving size: 3.5 oz (100g)
Other Nutrients & What are they?
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 maintaining strong bones.
Taste / Flavor
The Eryngii (King Trumpet) has a firm and meaty texture with a mild and elegant flavor. It is characterized by its thick stem, short gills, and tender flesh.
Use Eryngii in meat, fish, and pasta dishes. To bring out additional flavor use butter helps to bring out their exceptional flavor. If you are looking for a meat-free dish, Eryngii can be a great meat substitute in your favorite recipes.
Hokto’s Kinoko is Clean and Ready-to-Cook
Like all of Hokto’s kinoko, the Eryngii is clean and ready-to-cook. Hokto’s kinoko do not need to be washed or rinsed because they are cultivated in a soil-free, clean environment and are 100% USDA Organic. To get the most out of Hokto’s kinoko, always cook them before consuming. Our kinoko should not be served raw.
How to Prepare Eryngii
No base means no preparation
You don’t have to trim the base of an Eryngii because if is trimmed before being packaged. You can cook the entire Eryngii if you find residue on the base or any stains or dirt, feel free to cut off the tip of the mushroom.
Use Your Hands
You can easily break apart an Eryngii with your hands. The thickness can vary depending on your preference and the recipe. By using your hands instead of a knife, the surface of the mushroom will soak up more flavor and cook faster.
Cut thick for a crispy texture
Eryngii can be enjoyed in many different ways by varying its thickness. With a thick cut, you can enjoy a crispy texture, but it's recommended to cook them slowly. Simmering Eryngii will not make them soggy. Cut the caps into 4 pieces to increase the volume of a dish.
Cut makes a difference
One of the most appealing aspects of the Eryngii is the crispy texture, but when cut in rounds, their caps can have a meat-like tenderness. Cut the Eryngii to break down its fiber, making it softer and easier to chew. Also using Eryngii as a meat substitute to decrease calories in a dish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike Bunashimeji, Eryngii does not have a base. You can use all of them without cutting anything. As a reminder, The best Eryngii have curled caps with white and resilient stems.
These are spores of the mushroom. The mushroom is still alive and fresh even after being harvested and packaged. Sometimes they will generate spores inside package. This does not affect the quality of the mushroom and is safe to cook and consume.
Mushrooms are 90% water in comparison to Spinach or Cabbage which can have a water content between 91-93%. Due to the high water content, when you squeeze the mushroom water will come out. It is also very water absorbent and can absorb the condensation within the package. Lastly, if the mushroom is damaged it will deteriorate sooner and release some of its moisture.
In rare cases, some people claim that Eryngii smells like chemicals. If there is an ammonia-like smell it is a sign that the mushroom has gone bad.
Inside the package, mushrooms may keep growing. As Eryngii grow, all the gills under the cap may open up and some of them develop curled cap. They are safe to consume.
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 Eryngii in Body Fat Reduction
- The Beneficial Effects of Eryngii on Constipation
- The Anti-allergic Effects of Maitake