Nameko mushroom (Pholiota nameko) is an amber-brown exotic mushroom. The surface of the nameko mushroom is covered with an orange slime or gelatin-like substance. This mushroom is one the most popular cultivated mushroom of Japan and in Asia is the principal ingredient of the traditional miso soup. In America it is also called butterscotch mushroom.
Some of the vitamins that are present in the nameko are thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. The minerals that are present in nameko mushrooms are calcium, potassium and sodium. The nameko mushroom also contains 4.2% of fat, 20.8% of crude protein, and 66.7% of carbohydrates.
It tastes slightly nutty and is often used in stir-fries, fowl. Roasted or grilled it is very tasty. Sauteed it is good in soup and risotto. It fits perfectly to Pinot Noir wine.