Brown-capped Shiitake mushrooms, native to East Asia, are one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide used for food and as supplements. This fungus that grows naturally on decaying hardwood trees is typically used as vegetables because of their meaty flesh and versatile full-bodied umami (savory) flavor. Low in calories, Shiitake mushrooms are used in stir-fries, soups, stews, pasta, and many other dishes.


Shiitakes contain many of the same amino acids as meat, good amounts of fiber, as well as, serve as a food source of vitamin B and D.

With their many vitamins, minerals and other health-promoting compounds, Shiitakes are prized for their diverse health benefits. They have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Shiitake mushroom nutrients help support adrenal function and turn nutrients from food into useable energy. 



Lentinula edodes






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.


Coconut Milk-Braised Eggplant with Shiitakes & Scallions

Grilled Shiitake & Edamame Salad

Mushrooms & Garbanzos on Toast with Cider & Thyme

Oyster Sauce Glazed Asparagus & Mushrooms

Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, & Soba Noodles



Mushrooms, Shiitake Whole

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