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A very large tropical mushroom that is cultivated commercially in Asia. Also called "swetha" (pronounced "schwaytha").
Described as a good tasting mushroom (but I would not know, even if I tried them, because I don't care for mushrooms that often), but with an odd somewhat bitter aftertaste. This can reportedly be removed by blanching the mushrooms for 2 minutes prior to preparing them.
The young mushrooms have a distinctive shape, with a large swollen stem and a teeny cap perched on top. The cap then grows and produces a mushroom with a vase shaped stem, and a large broad cap. It is one of the largest edible mushrooms (but not THE largest).
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