Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake is native to the deciduous forests of China, Japan and Korea. The brown mushroom can grow up to 25cm in diameter. It has been used in Asia for nearly 6000 years, time-honoured for its robust flavour, meaty texture and health-promoting properties.

Nutritional Information
– Powerful Antioxidants: High concentrations of unique aminio acid L-ergothioneine.
– Excellent source of B Vitamins, selenium, pantothenic acid, zinc and copper.
– Good source of Vitamin D, fibre, iron, folate and manganese.
– Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the immune boosting properties of the Polysaccharides contained within shiitake.

How to use
Dried whole mushrooms are used in stir fries, soups, stocks, or stews for extra depth. Shiitake powder can be sprinkled on poultry, beef, lamb or fish to add a rich, earthy flavour to dishes. Drying concentrates the flavour so less is more when used in cooking.

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