Pine mushrooms are called "matsutake" in Japanese. These delicious wild mushrooms are hand-picked in small numbers under pine trees in northern British Columbia's second or third growth forests. The careful foragers work with Wild Origins to get the mushrooms dried and toasted within 24 hours to preserve the vitamins and complex flavors for you.
The texture of the pine mushroom is firm, its aroma has notes of cinnamon, fir needles, pine pitch, and a briny salty sea breeze. They are well suited to be powdered, infused into broths, pureed into soups, and slowly cooked in rich braised dishes or casseroles.
A Japanese proverb says, “For every pine mushroom you eat you add one year to your life.”
Producer: Wild Origins in British Columbia, Canada
Ingredients: Wild Pine Mushrooms
Storage: Shelf-stable, resealable bag.