- Flower nameAuricularia auricula-judae
- Scientific nameAuricularia auricula-judae
- AliasJew's Ear, 木耳
- Place of origintemperate regions around the world
- Place of floweringWetlands
- Flowering season
What is Auricularia auricula-judae
Auricularia auricula-judae , Judas's Ear ,or kikurage (scientific name: Auricularia auricula-judae) is a mushroom in the family Auricularaceae, which is native to temperate regions around the world.
It has a blackish surface and a grayish back.
The trees are artificially planted on the logs that have been cut down.
It is used as a Chinese ingredient and has no taste, but is preferred for its chewiness.
There are also white kikurage mushrooms, which are used for desserts and other purposes.
One of the southern species of kikurage is the Aragonia polytricha).
There are also Tremella fuciformis and Tremella foliacea, both of which are white.
Common name: Auricularia auricula-judae, another name: Jew's ear, kikurage(Japanese)
Place of origin: temperate zones around the world, production: China, Japan, Korea,
environment: growing on moist raw wood,
Shape: indeterminate ear shape, color: blackish on the front, grayish on the back, size: 3-12 cm,
Edible:Yes, Taste:No taste but good texture, Usage:Ingredient in Chinese food,
Note: White jellyfish (white wood ear) is good for dessert.