Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

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Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms have a rich medicinal mushroom for sale with earthy flavor and a distinctive taste best described as meaty. These mushrooms have large caps measuring 2 to 5 inches wide, and they vary in color from light to chocolate brown, providing an attractive contrast with their pale cream underside. Buy Shiitake Mushrooms online

Lentinula edodes is native to the mountain regions of Japan, Korea, and China, where it grows on fallen logs. This species has a long history of use all throughout East Asia, with people collecting wild shiitake for both food and traditional medicine. People in China first began cultivating shiitake mushrooms about 1,000 to 1,200 years ago, where they knew the species as dongo or shanku. Shiitake Mushrooms for sale online

Shiitake mushrooms are a good source of key vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin D
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus

Cultivation methods later spread to Japan, with samurai warriors controlling most of the production for the aristocracy. Here, shiitake gained the name that remains widely accepted today — shii for Castanopsis cuspidata, the hardwood tree species that the mushrooms commonly grow on, and take, the Japanese word for mushroom. Buy mushrooms online in Oregon

Today, shiitake mushrooms are popular around the world for their taste and their handy ability to grow on either natural fallen logs or artificial substrate. You can find them grown commercially in China, Japan, the United States, Korea, and Brazil, with China producing about 80 to 90 percent of all shiitake worldwide. buy mushrooms online in Colorado

Improve heart health.Shiitake mushrooms contain eritadenine, a compound known to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. They also contain beta-glucans that reduce inflammation and help prevent the intestines from absorbing cholesterol.Support immune health.Shiitake are rich in polysaccharides like lentinans and other beta-glucans. These compounds protect against cell damage, help your immune system, and boost white blood cell production for fighting off microbes. Polysaccharides also have anti-inflammatory properties.Dried Shiitake MushroomsNutrients per Serving

One-half cup of raw shiitake mushrooms contains:

  • Calories: 34
  • Protein: 2.5 grams
  • Fat: 0.5 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 7 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 2 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 9 milligrams
Quantity

1 Ounce, 1, 4 Pound, 1, 2 Pound, Pound

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