Sattvic Foods Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (Meghalaya) Description
Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide. It grows in warm and moist climates in South Asia. The earliest written record of shiitake cultivation is seen in the Records of Longguan County in 1209 during the Southern song dynasty. They are prized for their rich, savoury taste and diverse health benefits. Shiitake mushrooms also contain strong compounds having the natural ability to discourage inflammation, tumours, bad bacteria, harmful viruses, and, ironically, fungus. It contains B vitamins such as B2, B5 and B6 providing energy by breaking down fats, carbs, and proteins.
How to use
Shiitakes as Whole Foods
You can cook with both fresh and dried shiitakes, although the dried mushrooms are slightly more popular.
Dried shiitakes have an umami flavour that’s even more intense.
Both dried and fresh shiitake mushrooms are used in stir-fries, soups, stews and other dishes.
Shiitakes as Supplements
Shiitake mushrooms have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Boost your immune system
They have compounds used to fight cancer