Store: The Mushroom Hub
1LB Forest Nameko
Nameko mushrooms are a good source of vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin, and minerals including calcium, potassium, and sodium.
Description/Taste || Nameko mushrooms are small to medium in size with caps averaging 2-5 centimeters in diameter and slender, straight stems. The smooth, rounded caps are orange to amber with a glossy sheen caused by a natural layer of gelatin coating the surface. With age, the caps will slowly flatten and flare at the edges. Underneath the cap, there are many light yellow to white gills and the stem is tan, 5-7 centimeters in length, flexible, and thin. When cooked, Nameko mushrooms are firm and silky with a cashew-butterscotch aroma and a mildly fruity, nutty, and earthy flavor.
Nameko mushrooms, botanically classified as Pholiota nameko, are one of the most popular mushrooms in Japan falling just behind shiitake mushrooms and are members of the Strophariaceae family. Also known as the Forest Nameko and the Butterscotch mushroom in English, Nameko mushrooms are found growing in small clusters on the dead trunks of oak and beech trees, but the majority of the mushrooms sold in the market today are cultivated. Known for their slippery texture, Nameko in Japanese translates to “slimy mushroom” and is cultivated in Japan for use in miso soup. Nameko mushrooms can be found in fresh, dried, and canned form.
Nutritional Value || Nameko mushrooms are a good source of vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin, and minerals including calcium, potassium, and sodium.
6 in stock (can be backordered)