Black fungus (Auricularia auricula) is an edible wild mushroom which is dark in colour, ear-like shaped and known for its jelly-like consistency. It is closely related to the cloud ear mushroom (Auricularia polytricha) and jelly ear or wood ear fungus (Auricularia auricula-judae) which all contain similar nutrients including fibre and antioxidants.
Black fungus plays a role in plenty of Asian dishes, even desserts due to its neutral taste. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine as it may have positive benefits on liver, gut and heart health. Black fungus is mostly sold in a dried form as after drying, they can be stored safely for a long time, ground into powder and used as a seasoning.
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