A dried mushroom is a type of mushroom that has been dehydrated, resulting in a texture that is chewy and concentrated in flavor. They can come in various colors such as light or dark brown, and even grey, and are frequently speckled.
The fleshy caps of dried mushrooms are dense, and their stems are tough, yet can be used for flavoring before being discarded. Dried mushrooms have a pleasant umami flavor and are known to absorb the taste of other ingredients they are cooked with. In terms of nutrition, 1 kg of mushrooms contains approximately 270 calories.