Fungus shaped Like Human Ear – Wood Ear

Wood Ear or Jelly Ear

Have you ever seen Human ear shape on trees? Yes, I am saying something like below, they are generally called as Wood Ear or Jelly Ear

Wood Ear

If you are wondering some kind of mutation, then you are wrong. it is nothing but a fungus on the woods.


It is the scientific name of the fungus

The fruit body of A. auricula-judae is normally 3 to 8 centimetres (1.2 to 3.1 in) across, but can be as much as 12 centimetres (4.7 in). It is distinctively shaped, typically being reminiscent of a floppy ear, though the fruit bodies can also be cup-shaped. It is normally attached to the substrate laterally and sometimes by a very short stalk

Today, the fungus is a popular ingredient in many Chinese dishes, such as hot and sour soup, and also used in Chinese medicine. It is also used in Ghana, as a blood tonic

Auricularia auricula-judae grows upon the wood of deciduous trees and shrubs, favoring elder

Dietary Fiber – these are rich in dietary fiber, so definately good for your bowel movement.
High in Iron – These were earlier used in medicine to counter inflammation and as a blood tonic. No wonder, because the iron contain is more, so the blood tonic will help to boost your blood cells
Free-Radical Busting Vitamin B-2 – these will definately help you to break down carbohydrates and fat to produce energy for the body.

So what do you think?