Why is Hericium erinaceus called meat in meat? Where is the uniqueness?

- Oct 31, 2018-

Basic introduction of Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a traditional Chinese dish. Its meat is tender, delicious and delicious. It is one of the four famous dishes (Hericium, bear's paw, sea cucumber and shark fin). It has the name of "Shan Zhen Shan" and "seafood bird nest". This kind of fungus of odontomycete family, fungus umbrella surface long hairy spines, about 1-3 cm long, its fruiting body round and thick, fresh and white, dry from light yellow to light brown, base narrow or slightly short stalk, upper enlarged, 3.5-10 cm in diameter, far away from the golden monkey head, so called "Hericium erinaceus" and like hedgehog, so on. Also known as "hedgehog fungus". Hericium erinaceus is a rare and beautiful mountain. Its meat is fresh, tender and delicious. It is called "vegetarian meat".


Nutritive value of Hericium erinaceus

1. Hericium erinaceus is a high protein, low fat, rich in minerals and vitamins, a good food.

2. Hericium erinaceus contains unsaturated fatty acids, can reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride content, regulate blood fat, conducive to blood circulation, is an ideal food for cardiovascular patients.

3. Hericium erinaceus contains polysaccharides, polypeptides and fatty substances, which can inhibit the synthesis of genetic material in cancer cells, thus preventing and treating gastrointestinal cancer and other malignant tumors.


4. Hericium erinaceus contains a variety of amino acids and rich polysaccharides, which can help digestion, gastritis, gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and other gastrointestinal diseases.

Edible method of Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus should be washed, bloated, rinsed and cooked in four stages, until the nutrients are completely precipitated when it is soft and rotten like tofu. Besides, the Hericium erinaceus which is mildew and rot is not edible, so as to prevent poisoning.