A mushroom native to Asia, the Shiitake is an edible fungus which naturally grows in forests. Shiitake mushrooms are the second most common edible mushrooms. Extracts from the mushroom, as well as dried whole mushrooms, are used for medicinal purposes.
Fresh Oyster mushrooms emerge in supermarkets and farmer’s markets beside our affable but less-expensive common mushroom. Cultured Oyster mushrooms are not only sweet but versatile, because they can be used as a subtle flavoring agent in many ways. The caps of these mushrooms could be gray, blue, yellow, pink, or white. So these are also known as designer mushrooms. The stems are tender and tasty. The cultivated variety also has a fruity aroma.
Flammulina velutipes is a highly regarded mushroom especially in Japan where it’s called Enokitake or Enoki (the English pronunciation for Enokitake.