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Auricularia Polytricha

Common Names: Wood Ear Mushroom, Black Fungus

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Auricularia polytricha, commonly known as Wood Ear Mushroom or Black Fungus, is a popular edible fungus prized for its unique texture and mild flavor. This mushroom is widely used in Asian cuisine, particularly in soups, stir-fries, and salads. It is rich in iron, fiber, and antioxidants, making it a nutritious addition to a balanced diet. Auricularia polytricha is known for its potential health benefits, including immune-boosting properties and potential anti-inflammatory effects. It is also believed to support cardiovascular health and aid in blood circulation. With its jelly-like texture and ability to absorb flavors, this mushroom is a versatile ingredient in various dishes.

Flavors

Mild

Auricularia polytricha has a mild, earthy flavor that pairs well with various ingredients.

Textures

Jelly-like

The mushroom has a unique, jelly-like texture that becomes slightly crunchy when cooked.

Fragrances

Physical Characteristics

Caps:

The cap of Auricularia polytricha is thin, gelatinous, and dark brown to black in color, with a distinctive ear-like shape.

Gills:

This mushroom does not have traditional gills, as it is a jelly fungus.

Helps With

Immune system support

Auricularia polytricha is believed to help boost the immune system due to its antioxidant content.

Inflammation

The mushroom may have anti-inflammatory properties that could help reduce inflammation in the body.

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Nutrition Facts (Raw)

Serving Size 100 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g0%
Saturated Fat 0 g0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 9 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g1%
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g10%
Total Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 2.6 g5%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0.1 mg 8%
B2 0.2 mg 15%B3 1.1 mg 7%
B6 0.1 mg 6%B9 0 µg 0%
B12 0 mg 0%Vit C 0 mg 0%
Vit D 0 µg 0%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 3 mg 0%
Copper 0 mg 0%Iron 0.5 mg 3%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0 mg 0%
Phosph. 0 mg 0%Pot. 270 mg 6%
Selenium 0 µg 0%Zinc 0.3 mg 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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