Shiitake is the Japanese name given to these fungi - Shii being the type of tree they are grown on in Japan, and Take which
means mushroom. Shiitakes were among the first mushrooms cultivated by people, and have been written about as early as 199
They are known for their distinct flavor, their firm "meaty" texture, and as a healing food. Among the health
benefits Shiitake mushrooms can offer are:
Lowering serum cholesterol and blood pressure
Building immune system
Low in fat and Calories
Good source of fiber and niacin
Rich in B vitamins
All nine essential amino acids are present
Calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and potassium are present in significant amounts
Shiitakes are good sautéed in 2 TBS. Butter or olive oil for 2 or 3 minutes, then served over baked potatoes or noodles,
or as a side dish. They can be marinated in salad dressing and added to a tossed salad, used in omelets or quiche, sliced
on top of pizza or into spaghetti sauce. They are also great brushed with butter or oil and grilled over medium to hot coals
for 10-15 minutes, as well as added to stir fry or soups.
Fresh $14.00 per lb.
Dried $ 5.25 per package
Price subject to change without notice.
Here are some pictures: