Fresh Organic Maitake - Hen of The Woods

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$8.75 3.5oz (100g)

Fresh Organic Maitake - Hen of the Woods

Maitake mushrooms have a firm texture and a robust, earthy flavor. In Japanese, Maitake means “dancing mushroom.” Some believe that, in ancient times, people danced for joy upon finding these mushrooms, which were worth their weight in gold. Others say that name derives from the mushroom’s shape, which resembles a dancing nymph.

Maitake mushrooms are a good source of protein and vitamin D and are an essential ingredient for the flavor known as  "umami”, a unique, savory flavor, that makes Maitake a great meat substitute.

How to Clean and Cook

Hokto’s Kinoko Maitake mushrooms are 100% USDA Organic and they are clean and ready-to-cook.  They can be eaten in clusters or separated and do not need to be washed or rinsed as they are cultivated in a soil-free and clean environment. It is suggested to not wash Maitake to avoid losing some flavor. To get the most out of Maitake, always cook them before consuming. Do not serve raw. 

To save on preparation time and improve the taste of your dishes, serve Maitake mushrooms as soon as possible after purchase. When you separate Maitake by hand, the textured surface of the mushroom will absorb more flavors. Maitake mushrooms may release some black liquid which is polyphenol, a very nutritious substance that is recommended to be eaten. However, if you are concerned about the color of polyphenol, briefly boil the mushrooms to eliminate the black liquid. 

Storage: keep refrigerated

Weight: 3.5oz (100g)

Product of USA

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