Some mistakes when eating enoki mushrooms are often made, causing poisoning!

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Enoki mushrooms are a product that many Vietnamese people use to cook hot pot and stir-fry dishes. However, if used improperly, they can cause toxicity in the body. Enoki mushrooms are popular not only for their delicious taste but also for their rich nutritional composition. This mushroom is loved by many people including adults and children. However, some people make some mistakes when eating enoki mushrooms, and this can lead to food poisoning. Here are the easy mistakes you should pay attention to.

1. Wash the mushrooms too thoroughly

The mistake of eating enoki mushrooms is washing them too thoroughly. Enoki mushrooms are usually grown in a clean environment and are carefully packaged by the manufacturer, so you do not need to rinse them thoroughly with water. The fact that you use a lot of water not only makes mushrooms lose their natural sweetness. When cooking, because it absorbs a lot of water, it also causes the mushrooms to lose nutrients.

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Mistakes when washing enoki mushrooms too thoroughly

Therefore, you only need to wash it briefly with clean water, or do not need to wash if the place you buy the product is a reputable place. Just cut off the base of the mushroom and wipe it clean with a damp cloth to enjoy the best taste of enoki mushrooms.

2. Cooking mushrooms with too much oil

Because enoki mushrooms are highly absorbent, it is easy to absorb liquids such as cooking oil and water when cooked. Therefore, eating mushrooms that are processed with a lot of oil will not be good for your health.
According to Health, consuming too much fat can adversely affect the heart, gut microbiome, digestive system and possibly even the condition of the facial skin.

3. Speaker processing

Another mistake when eating enoki mushrooms is over-processing. For enoki mushrooms, there can be a lot of bacteria inside, so you need to cook at high temperature for 5 to 10 minutes to ensure that all bacteria are killed. If the mushroom is not ripe, it is easy to cause discomfort or stomach pain for the person who eats it. You should cook mushrooms thoroughly before eating

4. Use spoiled mushrooms to cook food

If the needle mushrooms are left outside, the mushrooms are very perishable, easily causing poisoning for people to eat. More specifically, when leaving enoki mushrooms in the environment, microorganisms often choose this as a residence. When they grow, they can produce toxins that are harmful to our body.
Therefore, enoki mushrooms need to be stored at a cold temperature of 1 to 5 degrees Celsius to avoid spoilage. In addition, when choosing mushrooms in the market, you should avoid choosing bags of mushrooms that have turned opaque yellow and only choose white packages to avoid eating spoiled mushrooms!
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Mistakes when eating enoki mushrooms

5. Buy unhygienic production of enoki mushrooms

Currently, on the market, there are many commercial establishments that add industrial citric acid to the preliminary processing of enoki mushrooms, which can be harmful to the body. When the body absorbs this substance, it can adversely affect the body’s nervous system. More serious can cause cerebral congestion.

6. Drinking alcohol and eating shiitake mushrooms – increased alcohol poisoning, death

When eating shiitake mushrooms with alcohol will increase the risk of symptoms such as headache, nausea, hot flashes, etc. Due to the high level of aldehyde in the blood. And if left untreated, it can be life-threatening. Therefore, you should always be careful when eating mushrooms at a wedding or a drinking table!
To be able to keep the nutrients in enoki mushrooms, it is necessary to wash and prepare mushrooms properly. And to know that, please follow the next part

See more: 3 ways to make crispy fried enoki mushrooms for super delicious snacks

How to wash and prepare enoki mushrooms, which seemed simple, turned out to be wrong right from the first step.

1. How to wash and prepare enoki mushrooms

Normally, you would cut off the mushrooms and cut directly into the mushrooms with a knife. Then wash the mushrooms directly with water. With this method, the mushrooms will be fragmented, easily losing nutrients.
Follow the instructions below to learn how to properly wash and prepare enoki mushrooms:
  • Step 1: Keep the bag containing the mushrooms and cut the base of the mushrooms to prevent the mushrooms from coming out.
  • Step 2: You proceed to turn the bag of mushrooms upside down and add water. Then, gently squeeze the mushrooms so that the mushrooms are not crushed or crushed. Just wash according to this method about 2-3 times, the mushrooms will be washed and not broken.

With just a few simple steps to wash mushrooms, you have a clean mushroom, keeping its shape, not disjointed. And with this method, the mushrooms will retain nutrients.

2. How to choose fresh and delicious enoki mushrooms, not impregnated with chemicals?

  • Look carefully at the information

When deciding to buy enoki mushrooms, you should carefully review the manufacturer’s information to see if it is genuine, branded or not. Carefully check the food safety information on the product packaging,…

  • Color, shape

When buying mushrooms, you should choose bags of fresh mushrooms, mushrooms are not crushed, still in shape and when looking at the inside of the mushroom bags, they must be absolutely dry, with no signs of leakage. In addition, do not choose mushrooms for whiter than usual because too much bleach has been used.

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  • Pay attention to the expiration date

It is necessary to carefully review the production time and expiry date on the package to ensure the safety of your family’s health.

  • Storage conditions

Buy enoki mushrooms only when they are stored at a temperature of 1 – 5 degrees Celsius (According to the manufacturer’s recommendations). If not stored in the right conditions, mushrooms will quickly spoil and affect health

How to cook super delicious kimchi mushroom soup for a cool day

The spicy and sour needle mushroom soup will help the family meal to be richer and delicious. Let’s learn how to make this soup in the section below.
The way to cook spicy needle mushroom soup is one of the delicious recipes that many sisters pass on to each other. Needle mushroom is cooked soft, combined with sour and spicy taste will bring the family a delicious soup. On hot sunny days, take advantage of cooking a cool enoki mushroom soup to cool off!


1 pack of enoki mushrooms
1/2 pineapple
2 tomatoes
3 trees along the mosquito net
Scallion; Celery; Purple onion
Seasoning: Salt, fish sauce, sugar, seasoning seeds


  • Step 1: Prepare ingredients
Nettle mushrooms cut off the legs, remove the bruised or deep part and then rinse thoroughly with water.
Tomato peeled off stem, washed thoroughly, drained, cut areca.
Remove the bark along the net and cut it diagonally. Next, you squeeze the mosquito net with a little salt and wash it to avoid itching.
Onions, celery you peel off the root of the onion, wash it, remove all the shriveled or crushed leaves and then wash.
Pineapple cut off the eyes, washed with water, cut into bite-sized pieces. Peeled onion, finely chopped.
  • Step 2: Stir-fry tomatoes
Put a pot on the stove with a little cooking oil, when the oil is hot, add the red onion and stir-fry.
Then, add the tomatoes and stir-fry for about 2 minutes until cooked, taking care not to crush the tomatoes. When tomatoes are soft, add pineapple and stir-fry together.
  • Step 3: Cook soup
Next, you put a small bowl of cold water into the pot to boil for about 8-10 minutes and then add the needle mushrooms to cook together. Season to suit your family’s taste

finished product

Continue to wait until it boils again, then put it in the pot along the net and cook until it’s cooked. Finally, you put green onions, celery on top and then turn off the heat. If you like spicy food, you can add a little chili.

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This enoki mushroom soup is very simple to make but very tasty and nutritious. Add this dish to your family’s weekly menu.
Above are some mistakes of many people when eating enoki mushrooms, which can have adverse effects on health. In addition to the above factors, choosing a reputable mushroom shop is also an extremely important thing. Hope you can enjoy delicious enoki mushrooms and stay healthy! If you have time, let’s go to the kitchen and show off your needle mushroom soup for the family to enjoy
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