Enokitake is a long, thin white mushroom used in East Asian cuisine.
- It is traditionally used for soups, but can also be used for salads and other dishes.
- Enokitake mushrooms contain antioxidants, like ergothioneine. Animal testing has indicated possible applications in the development of vaccines and cancer immunotherapy.
- Research at the National University of Singapore, first published in 2005, stated that the stalk of the golden needle mushroom contains a large quantity of a protein, named “Five”/”FIP-fve” by the researchers, that helps in the regulation of the immune system. The mushroom also contains Flammutoxin, a cytolytic and cardiotoxic protein that has proven to be non-toxic when absorbed orally.
- Vitamins and Minerals
Mushrooms are generally high in B vitamins, and enokis are no exception. They’re especially rich in niacin, offering 23 percent of the recommended daily value per 1-cup serving of raw mushrooms. You’ll also get about 10 percent each of the daily values for thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and folate, according to the USDA. Although they’re lower in minerals, fresh enokis still provide about 7 percent each of the recommended daily values for potassium and phosphorus per serving, plus trace amounts of iron, copper, zinc and selenium.
- Beneficial Phytochemicals
The nutritional value of enoki mushrooms is further increased by their beneficial phytochemicals, including several potent antioxidant compounds. Dietary fiber also falls into this category — a cup of raw enokis provides nearly 2 grams, or 7 percent of the recommended daily value. Enokis contain substantial amounts of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that’s particularly effective in reducing high cholesterol.
- Unknown, please consult your pharmacist.
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Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enokitake#Names