Saturday, May 11, 2013

Healthy Enoki Mushrooms

Today I want talk about Enoki Mushrooms!

Enoki Mushrooms with 라면 and wrap with Laver
Some of you must seen this mushrooms before or already ate this mushrooms! If you watch Korean drama or Korean cooking show at KBS World you must have seen this mushrooms before. Enoki mushrooms popular in Korean dishes especially soup and side dishes. Korean name for Enoki Mushrooms is 팽이버섯. As you know Korean dishes mostly use mushrooms like Bibimbap and Japchae because Korean really like mushrooms. 

I think Enoki Mushrooms have delicious taste because it more chewy than other mushrooms. In addition, Enoki Mushrooms have less smell than Shitake Mushrooms. Shitake Mushrooms have strong smell that can make uncomfortable for some people. Adding Enoki mushrooms to a bowl of your 라면 will enhance taste also nutrition. I already tried this before, really delicious!

Enoki Mushrooms rinsed with cold water
Besides have delicious taste, Enoki mushrooms also have many healthy benefit such as prevent cancer and prevent obesity. Latest research from National University of Singapore shown that Enoki Mushrooms can destroy about 95% of cancer cells by boosting our immune system. Enoki mushrooms contain high iron than other foods that can improve immune system. Iron can help oxygen transport in our body. Eating Enoki Mushrooms that contain high fiber can help prevent obesity. High fiber can reduce hungry faster that will impact to our diet. Each raw Enoki mushrooms contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Selenium, Copper and Sodium.

Enoki Mushrooms
Anyway I bought Enoki mushrooms that produced by GREENCO, one of the best mushrooms company in Korea! They export this mushrooms to Canada, US, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, China and Europe. This company also have ISO 9001, 2000, GlobalGAP and HACCP certificates. So we don't need to worry about this Korean Enoki Mushrooms quality. They also have website in English, just click here. This company also have promotional video that contains Enoki mushrooms making process, to watch click here

How to find Enoki mushrooms in Indonesia? It's so easy, just go to major hypermarket like Carrefour, Hero, Lotte Mart, Hypermat, etc. Recently I also bought this mushrooms, it's only 5500 Rupiah or around 0,8 US Dollar for one bag. TIPS: don't cook Enoki Mushrooms over 3 minutes, it can cause loss the benefit and store not longer than 14 days! Dont forget to cut the bottom of Enoki Mushrooms!

Enoki Mushrooms at Carrefour Indonesia