Dried Mushrooms

Common Names: Flower Mushroom, Black Mushroom, Shitake
Chinese Name: 冬菇, 香菇 (dōnggū, xiānggū)

What are dried mushrooms?

  • Generally from China, they are dehydrated fresh mushrooms used in Chinese cooking.
  • Dried mushrooms offer an aromatic flavor and texture to soups and dishes.
  • They absorb other ingredients easily as well as lend extra flavor to dishes.

Are there any health benefits?

  • Research has shown that they can reduce high cholesterol.

Which type is the best for me?

  • It is entirely your preference. Generally, if you are adding a whole mushroom to a dish, you may want to select smaller ones as they will be easier to eat.
  • Ones with thicker caps such as the “flower mushrooms” will be meatier, these are great for slicing.
  • Japanese variety called “shitake” mushrooms offer great flavor.

How do I prepare it?

  • Wash and soak it in water for at least half an hour.
  • The soaking liquid will have mushroom aroma as well, retain and use for added flavor.
  • Store in a cool dry place.
  • * Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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