WOODEAR, SHREDDED - Kosher/Gluten Free

Shredded Woodear Mushrooms
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WOODEAR, SHREDDED - Kosher/Gluten Free

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Description:

Woodear mushrooms, also known as Black Fungus or Tree Ear, are cultivated all over the world but grown for the commercial dry market almost exclusively in China. Woodear look like ears growing out of trees, hence their name. This mushroom is used often in Asian cooking and is easily mistaken for the Cloud Ear mushroom. Woodear mushrooms are a flattened plate-like cap that spans about 1 to 8 inches across with a wave of convoluted curls and crevices, similar to an ear. They are brownish tan in color with a black exterior and have a firm skin, springy texture, which becomes crunchy when cooked. Woodear has a mild, earthy flavor yet boast a delicate forest aroma. Shredded Woodear mushrooms are thin, long slices or strips of the whole Woodear mushroom. Woodear mushrooms are believed to prevent heart disease and contain anticoagulant-type substances.

Ingredient Statement:

Woodear Mushrooms.

Contains Naturally Occurring Sulfites.

Soak or simmer the dried chips until they soften, and then rinse carefully to remove any grit. Woodear is often called for as an ingredient in pork recipes but can be used with most meat. Adding Wood Ear to Oriental soup gives the dish an authentic flavor and interesting texture. Make a wonderful cream pasta sauce with onions, garlic, basil and sliced Wood Ears. Try them in stir-fry and stuffing. Can be used in meatloaf, salads, sauces, soups, stews, risotto, and in burgers.

Substitutes: Cloud Ear mushroom.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

To reconstitute, place desired amount into a bowl covered with boiling water and let soak for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well and add directly to recipe that will cook for at least 25 minutes. One ounce dry reconstitutes to 3-4 ounces.

Product Description

Woodear mushrooms, also known as Black Fungus or Tree Ear, are cultivated all over the world but grown for the commercial dry market almost exclusively in China. Woodear look like ears growing out of trees, hence their name. Woodear has a mild, earthy flavor yet boast a delicate forest aroma. Shredded Woodear mushrooms are thin, long slices or strips of the whole Woodear mushroom. Woodear mushrooms are believed to prevent heart disease and contain anticoagulant-type substances.

Physical

Color: Off white to tan inside, dark brownish black outside.

Flavor: Typical of dried wild mushrooms, earthy, smokey.

Size: Approximately 1/8 inch in width, various lengths.

Chemical

Moisture: 20%

Sulfites: 125ppm (Naturally Occurring)

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Woodear Mushrooms.

Allergen Statement

None.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min. 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging:  Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 1/2 cup (10g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 0
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.