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Mushrooms, Wood Ear, Dried

Mushrooms, Wood Ear, Dried
(Mushrooms, Wood Ear, Dried) The literature says that wood Ear mushrooms are small to medium in size, averaging 3-8 centimeters in diameter, but some of the ones we purchased were even larger, and they are curved and wavy with an ear-like or cup-like shape. The literature also says that the larger ones are less tender. However, when wood ear mushrooms are cooked in soups and stir-fries, which is the preferred way of preparing them, the mushrooms are firm, and chewy with a mild, musty flavor. Wood ear mushrooms are botanically classified as Auricularia polytricha, which are a wild, edible ear jelly fungus that is a member of the Auriculariaceae family. They are also known as the Cloud Ear, Tree Ear, Black fungus, and Jelly Ear, wood ear mushrooms are often mistaken for Auricularia auricula-judae, with the main difference between the two species being their size. Wood Ear mushrooms are found in temperate forests and grow in groups predominately on elder trees, but they have also been found on dead and living trees such as ash, spindle, and beech. These mushrooms are also cultivated around the world in bags of sawdust and are dried and exported for commercial use, and for people like us who like to cook with different ingredients.

Fungi, Cloud ears, Wood ear, dried

Data Type:SR Legacy Food Category:Vegetables and Vegetable Products FDC ID: 168581 NDB Number:11988
FDC Published:4/1/2019
Portion:  100 gms.
100 gms.
Name Amount Unit Deriv. By n Last Updated
Water 14.8 g Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Energy 284 kcal Calculated 7/1/2006
Energy 1190 kJ Calculated 7/1/2006
Protein 9.25 g Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Total lipid (fat) 0.73 g Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Ash 2.21 g Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Carbohydrate, by difference 73.01 g Calculated 7/1/2006
Fiber, total dietary 70.1 g Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Calcium, Ca 159 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Iron, Fe 5.88 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Magnesium, Mg 83 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Phosphorus, P 184 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Potassium, K 754 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Sodium, Na 35 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Zinc, Zn 1.32 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Copper, Cu 0.183 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Manganese, Mn 1.951 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Selenium, Se 43.4 g Based on another form of the food or similar food; Concentration adjustment; Solids; Retention factors not used 7/1/2006
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Thiamin 0.015 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Riboflavin 0.844 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Niacin 6.267 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Pantothenic acid 0.481 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Vitamin B-6 0.112 mg Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Folate, total 38 g Analytical 2 12/1/1996
Folic acid 0 g Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 1/1/2001
Folate, food 38 g Analytical 2 7/1/2006
Folate, DFE 38 g Calculated 7/1/2006
Vitamin B-12 0 g Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 12/1/1996
Vitamin A, RAE 0 g 7/1/2006
Retinol 0 g Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 6/1/2002
Vitamin A, IU 0 IU 7/1/2006
Vitamin D (D2 + D3), International Units 0 IU Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 2/1/2009
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 g Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 11/1/2008
Fatty acids, total trans 0 g Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 6/1/2015
Cholesterol 0 mg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat) 12/1/1996

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!