It is a cultivated mushroom, round in shape, orange in color, gilled,
and 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Nameko is famous for goop (polysaccharide)
dripping on its surface. It have fantastic flavor, crip, tender,
and fresh, very popular in people's dishes.
Each 100g fresh
nameko contains 1.1g protein, 0.2g fat, 2.5g carbohy-drate and minerals
(maily 3mg Ca and 33mg P). Each 100g dried item contains 35g crude
protein, higher than that of shiitake and oyster.
polysaccharide is prized medically, helpful to vigor and brains.
It is also reported to be used in anti-tumors. At the same time,
Nameko can prevent the infection of staphylococcus, coliform, and