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Korea: Hericium erinaceus is becoming a popular exotic food

2015-07-09 16:58:47

Hericium erinaceus, which is also called Yamabushitake in some regions, is becoming the hottest food in Ganghwado, Korea. The exotic Hericium erinaceus becomes the popular dish because of not only its delicacy, but also its high medicinal value.
Hericium erinaceus contains few calories. It can be boiled and mixed with other seasonal vegetables and soup-stock, so that the abundant nutrition can be better dissolved into the soup. This dish has become very popular for those seeking weight-loss. Meanwhile, Hericium erinaceus contains rich taurine and iron may provide benefits for anti-fatigue and anemia. It also has positive health benefits, such as, developing brain and preventing Alzheimer's. Furthermore, Hericium erinaceus may have positive effects on dyspepsia, gastric ulcer and diabetes and has therapeutic effect on cancer prevention, anti-cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Today, the perceived medicinal value of Hericium erinaceus is increasingly being recognized by Korean customers. (Reference:헤럴드경제)