Are you tired of boring white rice? Use a white fluffy White Fungus as a centerpiece to grace your meal.
White fungus (Tremella fuciformis) is a wild gourmet mushroom that grows on tree bark and branches on broad-leaved trees. It is harvested for its many medicinal and skin beautifying benefits. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and it’s lauded today for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Known as snow fungus, silver ear, snow ear, white wood ear, and white jelly mushroom, it commonly grows in Asia but is also found in tropical climates worldwide, including South and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Pure white, it has a gelatinous texture and a coral shape.
Tremella Nutrition – Protein and Fiber
Tremella contains vitamin D, zinc, calcium, and folate, which play a key role in immunity, bone health, and brain development. One cup of tremella has 326 calories, less than one gram of fat, and more than 12 grams of protein. Tremella is extremely high in dietary fiber, offering 178% of the daily recommended intake. constituents include; beta glucans, polysaccharides, mucilage, vitamin D, B spectrum vitamins, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and bioactive ingredients including, fatty acids, enzymes, polysaccharides, phenols, flavonoids, and more.
Test-tube studies show that white fungus polysaccharides may reduce oxidative stress by fighting free radicals. This may help protect you from certain chronic conditions. Tremella is Anti-inflammatory and loaded with antioxidants. Here are only a few conditions that can be improved with Tremella:
- Skin Beauty from enhanced nutrition and hydration
- Brain Health
- Boosts Immunity to illness
- Helps control Blood Sugar levels
- May lower Heart Disease risk
One test-tube study found that white fungus extract may reduce brain toxicity caused by beta-amyloid — a protein that in high amounts has been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s.
Traditional Chinese Dietary Medicine
Dried white fungus Yin Er has been collected and used as food and medicine since 200 A.D. in China. Its cooling, moistening Yin Tonic effects especially impact the lungs to reduce thirst, dry cough, congestion, difficult breathing, acne and skin redness. Its vitamin D improves skin cell growth and helps prevent premature skin aging. Tremella enters the Lung, Stomach, and Kidney meridians and helps rejuvenate those organ systems. It benefits chronic cough, constipation and hypertension.
Cautions: There are no reported side-effects to Tremella Yin Er however people with mushroom allergies are advise to use caution.
How to cook white fungus
Dried white fungus should be prepped before cooking by following these simple steps:
- Soaking. Cover the dried mushroom with water, and let it sit for 1 to 3 hours or until all of it becomes gelatinously soft.
- Trimming. Trim off the yellow bottom part, as it remains hard after soaking.
- Washing. Tear the fungus into small, petal-like pieces or keep it whole. Wash thoroughly and drain or pat dry. It is ready to steam until soft or add to soups. Do not overcook it or it may dissolve.
ZHANGZHOU TREMELLA PREMIUM WHITE FUNGUS has a sweet taste and bland texture and is traditionally cooked in soups, both sweet and savory. Still, you may enjoy its crunchy texture and beautiful appearance as an ingredient in other everyday dishes.
ZHANGZHOU TREMELLA PREMIUM WHITE FUNGUS
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