Dried Hedgehog Mushrooms

There are two species of Hedgehog mushroom Hydum umbilicatum and Hydum repandum (basically small and large). They are slow growing mushrooms that grow during various seasons depending on which coast. Hedgehogs are a unique mushroom in that they have a smooth orangey cap with furry teeth underneath instead of true gills. This is what gives them their name and also makes them super adorable. They have an incredible earthy, buttery, apricot-like flavor with a hint of pepperiness. That’s not all though, Hedgehogs are high in protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, fiber, and calcium. Tasty, cute, and healthy!

Nearby Naturals dried Hedgehog mushrooms are harvested and dried here in the USA and shipped to your door. Each package comes with harvest/traceability info such as the identifier's name, batch number, the season of harvest, and more. A 2 oz bag of dried mushrooms equals just under 1.5 lbs of fresh mushrooms (as harvested).

There are no preservatives or additional ingredients, just 100% mushrooms.

Just soak your Hedgehog in warm water to reconstitute. (We recommend that you save the water -  it retains a good amount of the Hedgehog's flavor, and makes a great stock for soups. Just be sure to strain it through some cheesecloth or a paper towel first. This liquid should be cooked thoroughly just as the mushrooms should.) They can be sauteed and eaten on their own or as a welcome ingredient in a number of dishes.