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Dictyophora Indusiata

Common Names: Veiled Oyster, Bamboo Fungus

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About

Dictyophora indusiata, known as the veiled oyster or bamboo fungus, is an edible mushroom cultivated in China and valued for its unique appearance and texture. It has an egg-like veil covering its stem and cap. The mushroom has a pleasant fragrance and slightly sweet taste. It grows at the base of bamboo and contains immunoactive polysaccharides.

Flavors

Sweet

Subtle sweet taste

Textures

Tender

Soft when cooked, but not mushy

Fibrous

Stringy, fibrous structure

Fragrances

Pleasant

Mild, vaguely floral scent

Floral

Sweet, perfume-like aroma

Physical Characteristics

Caps:

Conical to bell-shaped, 5-15 cm tall. White to yellow-brown with cottony veil.

Gills:

Decurrent, white, crowded.

Helps With

Immune System

Polysaccharides can stimulate immune response

Look Alike Species

look alike species

Specie:

Phallus indusiatus

Edibility:

non-edible

Differences:Foul odor, lacks veil over cap

Nutrition Facts (Raw)

Serving Size g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4 g1%
Saturated Fat 0 g0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 18 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 6.1 g2%
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g8%
Total Sugars 1.1 g
Protein 3.3 g7%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0.1 mg 8%
B2 0.3 mg 23%B3 5 mg 31%
B6 0.1 mg 6%B9 38 µg 10%
B12 0 mg 0%Vit C 0 mg 0%
Vit D 29 µg 145%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 0.3 mg 0%
Copper 0.2 mg 22%Iron 1.3 mg 7%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0.1 mg 4%
Phosph. 120 mg 10%Pot. 420 mg 9%
Selenium 2.6 µg 5%Zinc 0.8 mg 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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