They are thin and brittle woody black fungi. Outwardly they look like
charred paper. Mushrooms have a hazy smell and a crispy sweetish
pulp. They are widely used in Vietnam, Thailand, China. Grows
muer on tree trunks. For the first time they began to use muer mushrooms
at the imperial receptions in Japan. Mushrooms with tiger buds
lilies were considered a real delight in Japanese cuisine. Their crunchy texture
and the sweetish taste was loved by all the guests.
Muer later became widespread in Western countries. In dried
form, these mushrooms were not particularly popular until
one of the markets, the muer did not get into the water, after which it swelled and acquired
look familiar for such a product. Now you can buy muer
in an oriental spice store at a fairly affordable price.
How to choose
If you buy dried mushrooms, and most often muer is sold exactly
in this form, you should pay attention to their appearance. They have to
be dry and without droplets on the bag.
Then look at a color that can be black or dark gray,
but always even, without green or white blotches. If present
similar spots, mushrooms were most likely wet and covered
mold. You should not take such a product.
How to store
Dried mushrooms are advised to be stored in a cool, dry place where they
will be usable for a very long time, up to 5 years. Soaked
the mushrooms are stored in a closed bowl with water for no more than 2-3 days.
Muir has almost neutral taste, due to which they are excellent
can be combined with any product. They are used for cooking
numerous stews and fried dishes, first courses, side dishes, cold
snacks and salads. Muer is rarely used as a main dish for a reason
the same neutrality of taste.
This product must be soaked in warm water before cooking.
for about 3-4 hours. After that, the mushrooms increase in volume by 6-8
time. Next, you need to remove the hard root part and you can cook.
Fried muer with spices is popular in Korea. For cooking
such a dish, put red pepper, ground
cilantro, pour them with olive
butter and fry for about 2 minutes. Then add mushrooms and cook
7-10 minutes. The cooled mushrooms are served with herbs. If the product is included
in the salad, you need to add salty and spicy sauces. Besides
addition, muer is often consumed as noodles, cut into thin strips
and sending to a boiling broth for 20 minutes.
Also, these mushrooms are often used as a side dish for fried potatoes,
boiled rice or pork. Funchose salad is popular in modern cuisine
with muer. In addition to muer, it includes rice noodles, carrots,
cabbage stump, spices and herbs. For its preparation vermicelli
pour boiling water for 10-15 minutes, while frying cabbage
stump and grated carrots with spices, then add there
chopped mushrooms and fry for about 10-15 minutes. Thereafter
Cover the pan and let sit for about 10 minutes. After expiration
this time, the noodles are mixed with mushrooms, soy sauce is added,
fresh cilantro and chill in the refrigerator for several hours.
Like most mushrooms, the calorie content of muer is very small – 33 kcal. Therefore, it can be
use in dietary nutrition.
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
Proteins, g Fats, g Carbohydrates, g Ash, g Water, g Calorie content, kcal 4,8 – 2,4 6 13 33
Useful properties of muer
Composition and presence of nutrients
These mushrooms are so popular in Asia for a reason. Except good
taste, they have many useful and even unique
properties. Muer is rich
protein, and in terms of its content, this product is not inferior even to meat.
These mushrooms are very high in B vitamins and vitamin D.
contained in muer amino acids, phosphorus, calcium, potassium. He is perfect
suitable for dietetic food, as it helps to reduce weight,
saturating the body with all the necessary trace elements, which prevents
Useful and healing properties
The health benefits of muer mushrooms are great. First of all, because
that they are considered an excellent natural antioxidant.
Mushrooms have a variety of enzymes that prevent blood clots
in the vessels, as well as niacin, known for its beneficial effect
on recovery processes. In other words, eating muer, a person
not only can protect the body, but also help its renewal.
iodine, which is important for the thyroid gland. These mushrooms usually contribute to
elimination of iodine deficiency along with other Japanese products
cooking, such as chuka and shibuki.
Also, woody mushrooms are rich in polysaccharides, which prevent
the development of malignant tumors and can increase overall immunity.
In addition, extracts, ointments and tinctures from muer used in eastern
medicine, cope well with skin diseases and heal wounds.
This product is also useful for people suffering from hypertension, anemia,
obesity and diabetes.
Promotes the use of muer in lowering cholesterol levels and improving
the state of the cardiovascular system.
Due to the regular use of muer, acidity is normalized
stomach, soothes the inflamed and irritated mucous membrane. It
acts as a mild antibiotic, anti-inflammatory
It is also believed that muer normalizes water exchange and slows down
aging process. They should be consumed by those who suffer from edema.
on the legs (for this, a teaspoon of chopped mushrooms is added
in rice cooked without salt).
Among other things, muer prevents the development of infectious diseases.
Dangerous properties of muer
First of all, muer is contraindicated for those who have diseases.
liver, since such people are not recommended to eat any mushrooms at all.
For allergy sufferers, these mushrooms are also not quite suitable. Especially those
who suffers from eczema
or skin dermatitis
– such exotic is capable of causing an undesirable reaction.
This product does not harm the body, by itself it is not poisonous
and has no poisonous counterparts. But if we talk about wild mushrooms,
it should be remembered that they can absorb harmful substances that
often lead to indigestion or poisoning.
Also due to the content of a large amount of chitin
Muer is considered not quite suitable food for children under 14 years of age.
In the child’s body of the child there are no enzymes that assimilate chitin
in large quantities, so it is better to limit the consumption of mushroom
This video will walk you through the recipe for a delicious muer salad with onions and carrots.