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Edible Fungus

Edible Mushrooms are used extensively in cooking, in many cuisines (notably Chinese, European and Japanese). Though commonly thought to contain little nutritional value, many varieties of mushrooms are high in fiber and protein, and provide vitamins.

The general term "Shimeji" refers to about 20 species of mushrooms which contributes to a great deal of confusion among both mycologists (mushroom scientists) and chefs. The Bunashimeji, sometimes refer to as Hon shimeji, is highly esteemed in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed. The Bunapi or White Beech mushroom, is a white strain of the same species. In nature, BunaShimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom.

Keep refrigerated. Beech mushrooms have a relatively long shelf-life of up to 30 days. Superior strain selection, carefully controlled growing environments, optimal harvest timing and packaging technology all contribute this remarkable shelf life.

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