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This Maitake, also known as The Hen of the Woods, is cultivated in the USA using wheat bran and soybean hulls as a growing medium. Maitake is recognized by its small, overlapping tongue-of fan-shaped caps, usually fused together at the base of a host tree stump or on tree roots. Cooked, it's delicious, with a light, pleasant earthy taste, pungent smell and soft texture that works well in many different dishes, from burgers to stir-fries and beyond.


“Maitake” means dancing mushroom in Japanese and is said to have gotten its name after people danced with happiness upon finding it in the wild because of its incredible healing properties. Not only is it delicious and full of nutrients this mushroom is also a type of adaptogen. It boasts of a wide variety of amazing health benefits, from regulating blood sugar to dropping cholesterol levels.



Grifola frondosa






Fruiting Body


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.


Double Mushroom & Kale Farro

Mushrooms With Caramelized Shallots & Fresh Thyme

Mushroom Polenta Squares

Roasted Lamb Medallions with Maitake Mushrooms

Velvety Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms, Maitake

SKU: 1111
  • Specific: Grown on a wheat bran and soybean hull substrate.

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