Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) - “known as the fragrant mushroom”

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) - “known as the fragrant mushroom”

I can’t help but think of the Outkast song Roses 🌹...I know you’d like to think your shiitake don’t stink 😂

Shiitake mushrooms have been used as medicinal food in Asian Countries for thousands of years. As well as having a delicious rich, savoury taste, they are packed with nutrients.

🍄High levels of B vitamins and 18 amino acids (including the essential ones that we can’t make ourselves) to maintain muscle tissue and keep a healthy balance of feel-good neurochemicals. Not to mention mushrooms are the only plant based food to be a source of vitamin D, as long as they grow in sunlight.

🍄Contain Eritadenine which has been proven to lower cholesterol

🍄Source of Beta-glucans which support the immune system

🍄In Japan the active biochemical Lentinan from shiitake mushrooms has been licensed for use in gastric cancer patients, showing significant advantage over chemotherapy alone.

🍄PLUS it has antimicrobial properties against bacteria, fungal & yeast!