Enoki

Enoki - "Long John’s"

It doesn’t get any lankier than this.

Description: Long John’s don’t need a lot. Just a humid spot with a temperature ranging from 72-77F (22- 25 C.) After that all you’ve got to do is kick back and watch them grow up, literally; this mushroom is all height no girth. Due to their stature Long John’s can be eaten raw or cooked and have a short cook time, allowing you to enjoy their mild flavor sooner as opposed to later.

  • Scientific Name: Flammulina velutipes
  • Common Name: Enoki or Velvet Shank
  • Health Highlights: Long John’s are rich in various minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, making them a healthy addition to any meal. In addition to it’s nutritional value, it’s also believed that Long John’s have health benefits including:
    • Cholesterol lowering properties
    • High blood pressure, liver disease, and stomach ailment preventing properties
    • Immune-enhancing & anti-cancer qualities