SYNONYMS: Pine Mushroom, 松茸, Matsutake
GENUS NAME: Tricholoma matsutake
The Matsutake mushroom has an undeniable fragrance, both sweet and spicy. Renowned in Japan for its Strong aroma – for whomever eats this mushroom will not be denied its magical beauty. The Matsutake is the top mushroom for chefs in Japan to cook with and has been a traditional delicacy there from the beginning of time. Dried Matsutake mushrooms reconstitute very well, which makes them an ideal candidate for keeping a big bag in the pantry whenever a recipe calls for a mushroom.
I personally like them in soup and Matsutake Gohan!
The Matsutake mushroom is high in protein, low in fat and rich in vitamins B1, B2, and D, also thiamine, niacin and riboflavin and also contain plenty of minerals such as: potassium, sodium, iron, copper, calcium and phosphorus, and may help fight certain cancers