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Maitake Mushroom

3 lb.



Maitake mushrooms look very different from other mushrooms. They have a clustered leaf like structure. Their color can vary from brown to white. This color difference is related to how much sunlight they have while they are growing.

The Maitake mushroom is an edible mushroom from the species Grifola frondosa. "Maitake" translated from Japanese means "dancing mushroom". It is said that in ancient times people danced for joy when discovering these mushrooms, which were considered very valuable.

Maitake mushrooms are known for their medicinal value. They are believed to reduce blood pressure and prevent cancer. American researchers confirmed the Maitake mushroom has anti-HIV properties.

Maitake mushrooms are also known by the following names:  Hen of the woods, Klappersschwamm, Laubporling and Ram's head.

How to Store Maitake Mushrooms
We recommend that you store your maitake mushrooms in a paper bag in your refrigerator this will help to keep them fresh.

How to Clean Maitake Mushrooms
We recommend cleaning them with a damp towel. If you feel you need to wash them, please use minimal water as possible.

How to Cook Maitake Mushrooms
Maitake mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a woodsy and spicy flavor.

Nutritional Facts
70 grams of maitake mushrooms are about 26 calories. They are an excellent source for:
  • Phosphorus
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Copper

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