Shiitake, Lentinula edodes, are native to East Asia and one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide. They are fungi that grow on decaying hardwood and typically eaten like a vegetable.
Shiitake are highly regarded for their rich, savory taste and multiple health benefits. Demand for this distinctive and nutritious mushroom continues to rise in today’s health-conscious cuisine. You can find them fresh, dried, powdered and in various supplements and food products.
We utilize the labor-intensive method of forest farming to produce our delicious shiitake mushrooms. They are grown on hardwood logs we harvest sustainably from our woodland. Our shiitake mushrooms are high-quality and chemical-free.
Beautiful to the eye and adaptable to various cuisines, mushrooms are a low-fat, low-calorie, nutrient dense food. Shiitake are cholesterol-free, a good source of fiber, and function as a food source of vitamin D. These powerful fungi contain all eight amino acids as well as vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Diced into a mushroom-and-meat blend, sautéed, grilled, roasted, whatever, you can incorporate this medicinal powerhouse into a variety of your favorite dishes. Their savory umami flavor and satisfying meaty texture make shiitake an excellent ingredient in vegetarian meals.