Brown beech and white beech mushrooms
Beech mushrooms grow in clusters of white edible stems topped with small spherical heads that are either pure white or mottled brown , and are very attractive to the eye. The cultivated beech , also known as “Hon‐Shimeji,” is one of the most popular mushroom varieties in Japan and China. The entire mushroom is edible, except for the very base of the cluster, which should be trimmed.
This mushroom is best cooked to fully appreciate its sweet, nutty taste and firm, crisp texture. There is no need to wash the clusters. Use chopped or whole mushrooms in sautés, soups, or pasta dishes with light sauces. Beech mushrooms keep their shape and texture nicely when cooked, and make an attractive and tasty salad topper, too!
Retail customers: Look for our fresh and dried mushrooms and spring greens from Forest Mushrooms in Minnesota and the Midwest at Lunds & Byerlys, Coborn's, Cashwise, Cub Foods, Whole Foods Markets and Kowalski's Markets.
You can also buy dried mushrooms through our online shop. We offer 14 varieties of wild and cultivated mushrooms, four blends, and porcini and portabella powders. Shipping is free on $50 orders. Visit our online shop here.