Botanical Name: Agrocybe aegerita
Other Common Name: Black Poplar Mushroom
Pioppino develops a light brown colored cap sprouting from a thin white stem. Rings of the fungus membrane surround the stem and eventually fall to the ground as spawn.
Firm in texture, the Pioppino provides a mildly nutty flavour when cooked and can be added to complement a variety of rice, risotto, and meat dishes.
1/2 cup cooked: Total Fat 0g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 4g 2% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 2g 3% Added Sugars 0g 0%
Possible Health Benefits (Not proven by Health Canada):
The Pioppino Mushroom is valuable due to the amount of bioactive metabolites they contain. These metabolites include: agrocybenine with antifungal properties. Cylindan which has anti-cancer properties, and has derivatives which are responsible for hunting down free radicals. The Pioppino Mushroom is also known for potentially supporting bone strength.