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About hon shimeji mushrooms
Hon shimeji, which means real shimeji, are edible mushrooms that grow in East Asia and parts of Northern Europe, specifically in the lichen pine forests of northern Fennoscandia. The term "shimeji" refers to various species that include hon shimeji, buna shimeji, and bunapi shimeji. People often erroneously refer to hon shimeji as brown beech mushrooms when the term actually refers to buna shimeji. The correct popular term for hon shimeji is the Japanese honey mushroom.
Wild hon shimeji has been recognized as a delicacy in Japan for hundreds of years. Today, only a few dealers who specialize in delicacy mushrooms sell wild-grown hon shimeji. The mushroom has been successfully cultivated over the last few decades, which has made it more obtainable for the general population. However, the mushrooms commonly sold as hon shimeji in the U.S. are mostly cultivated buna shimeji or bunapi shimeji, or as they're popularly known, brown beech or white clamshell mushrooms.
Shimeji mushrooms are typically harvested in bouquets due to their diminutive size. They grow in clumps on top of a white porous base and have petite burlap-colored caps and white, slender stems. The mushrooms have rich and piquant "umami" aromas, which in Japanese refers to savoriness. When cooked, they have a mild and nutty flavor and a firm, chewy texture.
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