Thursday, September 25, 2008

Enoki Mushrooms - Product of China

Here are some more mushrooms that are little and cute - but these ones are real and not chocolate covered (though they might not be too bad dipped into some milk chocolate).

Enoki mushrooms are long and thin and spindly, kind of reminding me of bean sprouts. The mushrooms grow together in a big clump and can be eaten raw or cooked.

This little clump of mushrooms cost me about $1.25.

The mushrooms grow naturally on tree stumps but also are cultivated indoors in a manner that produces the extra long, thin stalks.

I thought the enoki was very mild tasting, crunchy, and cute!

My son who doesn't ever like to eat mushrooms thought they were cute enough to try...he didn't like the flavor.

My daughter who is a fungus-lover said "I like mine - sort of bland - all stem and no head."

Speaking of products made in China...what with the recent melamine in milk scandal in China, it does make me a bit leery of consuming Chinese products. If the Chinese are willing to sell to their own countrymen, watered down milk filled with a chemical in order to make it look like it has more protein, what "shortcuts" or "money-saving devices" are they willing to do to the products shipped to other countries? Just a thought...


Heather said...

Yeah, I know. I am concerned about the Chinese thing as well--though I notice that their stuff doesn't bother my child who is deathly allergic to dyes and preservatives NEARLY as much as American foods--go figure. Those are very cute.

CanadianGrandma said...

I love mushrooms, but they don't love me! I will just have to imagine what they taste like! They look very tempting!

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