The Mitrofresh Enoki, also called 'velvet leg', is a spectacular bundle of white velvet stems with tiny hats on top. Lesson 1 about the Enoki: Always boil, bake or deep-fry it before eating it!
DO NOT CONSUME ENOKI RAW
That said, now for the many reasons why you should add boiled and fried M. Enoki to your meal:
Its attractive fruity flavour, super cool looks and low calories (per 100grams 34 Kcal) and fat (0.5 grams) make M. Enoki a popular ingredient. Enoki mushrooms also contain many good nutrients; dietary fibre, niacin, calcium, potassium, selenium, copper, phosphorus and iron, vitamins B, D and proteins. They are anti-inflammatory and an excellent boost to your immune system.
Enoki mushrooms are available year-round and are often used in Asian dishes; the perfect mushroom for soup. For sure. But what about Mexican deep-fried Enoki with Nachos. Or Enoki lasagne. This freaky-looking fungi is an eye-catcher in any kitchen. All you have to do is remove 1`a 2 cm of its bottum base and heat them above 70 °C for at least 3 minutes.
*Read more about (raw) Enoki in the Mitrofresh listeria bacteria survey.