Black Poplar “Piopinno” – (Agrocybe aegerita)
The cultivation of Black poplar mushroom (Agrocybe aegerita) began with the Romans and Greeks during the ancient ages, and are massively grown and sold in Asia and Australia nowadays because of its exceptional value in traditional medicine. the black poplar mushroom carries a varieties of bioactive metabolites which could assist in the body’s free radical scavenger and antifungal activities.
The mushroom is cultivated commercially and it is typical of both South European and Chinese cooking.
In Asia, it is used fresh and rehydrated in various dishes, including stir-fry, soup, stew, and hot pot. It has a soft cap and a harder stem. Black Poplar, or “Piopinno” in Italian, is a clustering, meaty mushroom with a nutty and crunchy flavor, it prefers hardwood logs half buried lengthwise in a wooded or garden setting that is shady and can sometimes naturalize into wood chip piles outdoors. Will also fruit on supplemented, sterilized sawdust indoors
Edibility and Taste
The pioppino mushroom has a long stem and a small, brown-colored cap. Once cooked, this mushroom will gain a slight crispiness to its texture. The flavor is mild but earthy and nutty.
This mushroom goes well in rice, risotto, or stir fry dishes. In Asia, this mushroom is used frequently in soups, stews, and hot pot. It is possible to cultivate this mushroom at home, but it is a more advanced growing kit option. This is the case because the pioppino mushroom requires lower temperatures and a high humidity while still receiving enough oxygen to grow well. We offer a pioppino mushroom growing kit, which you can buy from our online store.
1. Rich in selenium
2. Treat hyperuricemia
3. Anti-microbial properties
4. Antifungal properties
5. Rich in nutrients
6. Anti-aging properties
7. Manage diabetes
8. Treat cancer and inflammation
9. Boost immune system
10. Biofortification of lithium
11. Lower cholesterol level
12. Antioxidant properties