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Shiitake Mushroom

3 lb.



Shiitake mushrooms are native to Japan, China and Korea. These mushrooms are known for their health-promoting properties. The Chinese have used them for medicinal purposes for more than 6,000 years. Shiitake mushrooms have been promoted to fight cancer and aids. They have been shown to boost your immune system. They are known in Asia as a symbol of longevity.

Today, shiitake mushrooms have become popular in America for their smoky and rich flavor.

Other common names by which the Shiitake Mushroom is known include black mushroom, black forest mushroom, Chinese black mushroom, oak wood mushroom or golden oak mushroom.

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

How to Clean Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are very porous. We recommend cleaning them with a damp towel. If you feel you need to wash them, please use minimal water as possible. You want to avoid having soggy mushrooms.

How to Cook Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are rarely eaten raw. Most people find they are best when they are cooked. To get the most flavor from your shiitake mushrooms, recommend sauteing them.

Nutritional Facts
Four to five shiitake mushrooms are about 41 calories. They are an excellent source for:
  • Potassium
  • Niacin
  • B vitamins
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron

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