Cultivated in Switzerland and Japan, this grey or light brown mushroom grows in clusters weighing 150 to 300 g and bears more resemblance to a cauliflower than a mushroom. It has an incomparable taste, with crunchy white flesh. It is also called the “dancing mushroom” owing to the joy experienced by those who pick it in the wild in view of its numerous medicinal virtues. The maitake is a mushroom that has a powerful impact on the body’s energy and resistance levels. To be used if you are feeling tired, run down or during convalescence. It is also a useful supplement to help fight problems caused by dust and pollen. It improves resistance to stress and reinforces the immune system, lowers cholesterol and carbohydrate levels in the blood as well as blood pressure.
How to prepare mushrooms
The harvested mushroom is clean with no soil residue: you don’t even have to wash it before using it. You can eat every part of it. It is “ready-to-use”. It is excellent sliced.
Maitake can be used in fricassees or salads, after blanching it briefly in salted water. It has a firm and crunchy consistency, even after cooking. With its slightly nutty taste and peppery flavour, it can be served as a main dish with rice or pasta. It is also the perfect accompaniment for fish or meat.
How to store mushrooms.
Our maitake mushrooms are sold in film-covered punnets allowing the product to breathe.
We advise you to keep this film on the punnet to prevent the mushrooms from drying out and losing weight during storage. Keep them in the bottom of your fridge at a temperature of +/-6℃ where they can easily be kept for up to days. They can also be dried or frozen.
|Whole mushrooms : 150 g to 3 kg containers or according to the customer’s requirements.|