On 19th, imported pine mushrooms from Sweden has begun to be sold in a department store of Osaka. As for them which were harvested in north Sweden, Japanese pine mushrooms and 99% are equal. Pine mushroom is a very expensive cooking ingredient in Japan. The pine mushrooms from Sweden is very cheap. And they were purchased at once by many people.
Pine mushrooms is imported into Japan from China. However, as for them, a Japanese does not have popularity with the danger of the soil pollution and an aspect of unripe collection technology.
Pine mushroom is called goliatmusseron in Sweden. Most Swedes are surprised to hear that this is eaten in Japan.