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Delicious Enoki Mushroom Also Good for Health!

Delicious Enoki Mushroom Also Good for Health!


Increasing the Exporting Amount of Enoki Mushroom

Korean Enoki mushrooms have great quality and strong price competitiveness because they are grown in the perfect environment the result of a cutting edge automatic producing system and so much care by farmers. Not surprisingly then Korean Enoki mushrooms are popular around the world. There are seven huge farms producing the mushrooms that are distributed to the domestic and overseas markets. In December last year the Korean Mushroom Council (KMC) was established to unify the export of seven Enoki mushroom farms co-marketing overseas.

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The amount of Enoki mushroom export for 2008 was USD 11.26m and this increased almost twofold in 2009 up to USD 21.27m. The main exporting markets are China (including Hong Kong), the United States, and Australia, and they are also exported to the Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Enoki Mushroom Controls Cholesterol Level

Korean Enoki mushrooms are popular especially in China. In 2009 they were exported to China and Hong Kong to the tune of USD 9.32m and USD 5.07m respectively. They are distributed to many eating establishments like  restaurants and the response of customers to their quality and taste are quite good.

Enoki mushrooms are widely used as a foodstuff because they are delicious and nutritious; and they are especially good with meat because they help control the cholesterol level in blood. They also contain a lot of food fiber, vitamins, kalium, calcium, and protein and so qualify as a health food.

Green Co., Leading the Export of Mushroom

The Green Co. is one of the largest mushroom-producing farms located in Cheong-do in Gyeongsangbuk-do. It has been run since 1983 and now exports mushrooms to over twenty countries all over the world.

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The company that has acquired ISO 9001, ISO 2000, GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), and HACCP can produce 33 tons of mushrooms per day. There are four enoki mushroom farms, one Mangadak mushroom farm, and six king oyster mushroom farms. There are eight co-working farms as well.

The Green Co. has been leading the export of mushrooms since 1997. The total amounts of export of mushrooms, including Enoki mushroom and king oyster mushroom, in recent years was USD 4.11m in 2007, USD 7.93m in 2008, ahd USD 8.358m in 2009. It has set the goal for this year at USD 12m.

It found a joint-venture firm in the Netherlands with a local company, and a factory in Fushun in Liaoning in China is under construction which might be completed in this year. Indeed the reason why the company’s exporting amount has been sharply growing is that the company has a branch in Europe. Since 2007 February it established a joint-venture company in Netherlands to enter the market which has the name ‘Green Champ B. V.’

Park Hee-ju said: “Normally, European people eat only button mushrooms compared with which Enoki mushroom appears odd, but in contrast it means the market is wide open. Korean mushrooms are among the best in the world because of the use of cutting edge facilities and so we expect the amount of export to increase even more.”


Inquiries   Park Hee-ju      Tel  +82-54-371-6333      Fax  +82-54-373-6083      Home page  www.greenpeacemushroom.com 

Park Sung Eun  parkse@agrinet.co.kr

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