Amla are small, round berries with light-green skin. The skin is almost translucent, with 6 to 8 faint yellow striations, making the Amla appear to be segmented. The skin is tough, yet thin with a flesh that is crisp and juicy
Wild Rice Shoots
The actual Wild Rice plant grows from 1.2 to 2.4 m in height and its leaves, when fully elongated, measure from 30 to 60 cm in length. The enlarged shoots are harvested, and the upper leaves cut off showing only the shoot with husk-like wrapper leaves.
Wood Ear Mushrooms
Inventory, 5 lbs : 4.00
This item was last sold on : 03/09/14
Wood Ear mushrooms are available year round.
Wood Ear mushrooms, Auricularia Polytricha, have numerous aliases include tree ear, black fungus, Judas' ear, jelly fungus, yung ngo, mu-er, ear fungus, kikurage, mokurage and aragekikurage. Wood Ear mushrooms received their given name because they look like ears growing out of trees.
Fresh Wood Ear mushrooms are thick and smooth-skinned, though wrinkly, resembling the shape of an ear. The mushroom's skin resembles the color of the tree bark it inhabits, turning darker, near black with age. Its texture is rubbery and gelatinous. Though it offers earthy aromas it is nearly void of flavor. Its culinary virtues are its springy chewy texture that becomes crunchy when cooked.
Wood Ear mushrooms have long been used for their medicinal benefits. They are used in Oriental medicine to prevent heart disease. They also contain anticoagulant substances that act like blood thinners creating effects similar to that of aspirin.
Wood Ear mushrooms may be sauteed, braised, baked or roasted. Add to soups, stews, risotto or grilled meats. Pair Wood Ear mushrooms with other wild mushrooms, mild cheeses, fresh pastas or steamed vegetables so as not to overwhelm its flavor. To store fresh mushrooms, place in paper bag or between paper towels; refrigerate. Do not store in plastic. Use within two to three days for optimum quality.
Wood Ear mushrooms are most often found in Asian markets. Because of an increase in population of Asian communities, Wood Ear mushrooms can be found both fresh and dried throughout the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-456-4056|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
Recipes that include Wood Ear Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Whole Foods Market
Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 69 days ago, 1/02/14
Spotter's comments : Wood Ear Mushrooms spotted at Whole Foods Market. I 'll have fun preparing these ;)