Enoki, Flammulina velutipes
The Fungulina fungus is known under the Japanese name enokitake or also abbreviated to enoki, Latin Flammulina velutipes. In India the name futu is used, in China donggu.
The strong medicinal sponge has been used for centuries by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is valued mainly for its amount of antioxidants. Enoki contains polysaccharides (prolamine, flammulin, beta-glucans), but also proteins, glycol proteins (lectin), sterols (mycoosterol), lipids, phenols or sesquiterpenes. Minerals include magnesium, zinc, boron, manganese, copper, sodium and potassium. Among the vitamins, provitamin A, group B vitamins and ergosterol stand out (D2 is produced by sunlight).
Although enoki has been used for several centuries mainly in Asian countries (Japan, China or Korea), where it grew wild, from the middle of the 18th century it was also cultivated in England and France. Today, it is grown all over the world and is popular not only as a tasty food, but also for the ingredients it contains. It is not for nothing that the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as well as many other medicinal mushrooms, respected it.
Enoki was first scientifically described in 1782 by the English botanist William Curtis and mistakenly included it in the genus Agaricae. The fungus got its correct name in 1951, when the German mycologist Rolf Singer reassigned it and gave the current name Flammulina velutipes.
Edible autumn and winter mushroom grows on the dead woods of deciduous trees. It is characterized by a long leg and a wide-brimmed hat. This is a form of wild enoki. Cultivated enoki are different - it has a very long white leg and a small white hat, which is due to lack of light when growing. In nature, Enoki grows in dense clumps on the stumps of Chinese hawthorn (enoki in Japanese), but also on other trees such as Japanese persimmon (has kaki fruits). In its wild form, it usually grows from September to March, which is why it is called a winter mushroom.
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- 90 capsules x 500 mg ie 45g
- (package is enough for 3 months of use)
- The capsule is best taken with a lukewarm or warm liquid.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage
- Not intended for children under 3 years
- Keep out of reach of children
- It is not intended as a substitute for a varied diet
- Store in a dry place at a temperature up to 25 ° C
- Dietary supplement