Matsutake mushrooms have a strong distinct flavor with a spicy pine and cinnamon aroma and taste which set them apart from other wild mushrooms. Once you smell a fresh matsutake mushroom, it’s hard to forget that aroma. Matsutake are a solid meaty mushroom used by many world class chefs in soups, salads, sushi and casserole. Matsutake mushrooms are also known as pine mushrooms because the can be found close to pine trees. Another name for this favorite of Japanese chefs is Tan Oak, again because of how they are easily located under and around large oak trees. Matsutake mushrooms can be found in Japan, Korea and many others places in the world. However, the most sought after in flavor and nutritional value are in the ones that grow right here in the Pacific Northwest. The young closed capped Matsutake are a favorite gift giving specialty in Japan where they are considered natural medicine of the woods. Try our wonderful delicious and healthy fresh frozen matsutake mushrooms today.
- Matsutake mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, protein, copper, potassium, zinc and selenium. All essential minerals to a healthy diet.
- Mushrooms are also a rich in dietary fiber and are low in both saturated and unsaturated fat. Dietary fiber helps stimulate digestion, relieving constipation problems.
- The B vitamins found abundantly in wild mushrooms help the immune system, support nerve and heart health and help break down blood sugars in the body among other things.