Masutake Mushrooms

Fall is one of the best seasons for mushrooms, and with Fall knocking at our doors let’s talk about Masutake mushrooms. Masutake or the “pine mushroom” is a great delicacy to the Japanese and loved by many. With its heavy white or brown meaty  thick cotton-like veil, it has a unique flavor like no other mushroom. Matsutake grows under rare conditions, at the base of pine trees that are the ages between 20 to 60 years old. They have a wonderful spice-like aroma that is somewhat like pine and cinnamon. Masutake is a great mushroom that will enhance wild mushroom dishes and makes amazing stuffed mushrooms. They have many healthful properties. In modern medicine, it proved that these mushrooms are excellent sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals. They are full of vitamins A, B6, C and also thiamine, niacin and riboflavin and also contain plenty of minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, copper, calcium and phosphorus. In recent studies it is said that Masutake has been used to fight off different cancers with little to no side effects. Ready to try something new and exciting this Fall? Well Masutake is a mushroom definitely a little something different worth trying!