Muhammad Sulayman

Tricholoma matsutake

Tricholoma matsutake
Points : • • • • • • Classification • • • • • • Morphology Kingdom: Fungi Division: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes Order: Agaricales Family: Tricholomataceae Genus: Tricholoma Classification Morphology Habitat Distribution Cost Preparations of matsutake

Habitat
• It forms a symbiotic relationship with red pine

Distribution
• Matsutake are known to grow in China, Japan, Korea, Finland, Sweden, among other countries. In Japan it is most commonly associated with Japanese Red Pine.

Health benefits
• Modern medicine found these mushrooms to be excellent sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals. They are full of vitamins A, B6, C and also thiamine, niacin and riboflavin and also contain plenty of minerals such as: potassium, sodium, iron, copper, calcium and phosphorus. • Matsutake mushrooms are proven to be effective fighting different cancers. • These mushrooms are completely without cholesterol and contain just traces of fat, and because of that they are considered to be very healthy.

Muhammad Sulayman

Tricholoma matsutake

Cost
The Japanese matsutake at the beginning of the season, which is the highest grade, can go up to $2,000 per kilogram.

Preparation of matsutake
Matsutake mushrooms are cooked in various ways: • steamed, • grilled, • fried, • simmered, and more.

Under supervision: DR. Ferial Moawad

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