Enoki mushrooms Facts

Enoki mushrooms (Flammulina veluptipes) also known as Enokitake mushrooms or even Enokidake mushrooms are actually a long and thin type of mushroom with small caps on one end and is native to China, Japan and Korea. Chinese recognize this particular mushroom as Jingu while Koreans refer to it as “paengi beoseot”. Additionally it is referred to as “Tram Vang” or even “Kim Cham” in Vietnam.

Name Enoki Mushroom
Scientific Name Flammulina veluptipes
Native China, Japan and Korea
Common/English Name Enokitake, Enokidake, golden needle mushroom, lily mushroom, Velvet Foot, Golden Needle
Growing Climate Grow abundantly on stems of hackberry tree
Fruit Shape & Size Firm, white long and slender stems with small caps on top, cap is 1/4 inch wide (60mm); stem about 3 to 4 inches long (7.5 to 10cm.)
Fruit Color Pure white color
Flavor/Aroma Mild flavor
Taste Mild, fruity taste
  • Wild Enoki
  • Cultivated Enoki
Major Nutrition Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 4.571 mg (28.57%)
Vitamin D 3 IU (20.00%)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.878 mg (17.56%)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.146 mg (12.17%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.13 mg (10.00%)
Phosphorus, P 68 mg (9.71%)
Iron, Fe 0.75 mg (9.38%)
Copper, Cu 0.07 mg (7.78%)
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 31 µg (7.75%)
Valine 0.15 g (7.10%)
Health Benefits
  • Immune-Boosting Benefits
  • Helps you lose body fat in your gut
  • Balance Sugar Level
  • Prevent constipation and normalize bowel movements
  • Promote the intellectual development
  • Prevent Allergy
  • Lower blood lipids
  • Promote metabolism
Calories in 1cup (65gm) 24 Kcal


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