Native to East Asia, Shiitake is prized for its rich, buttery taste and extensive health benefits.
The fungi naturally grow and thrive on decaying trees, range from tan to dark brown and have umbrella-shaped caps of 5 to 10 cm. Translated from Japanese, the ‘Shii’ refers to the tree on which the fungi grow, while ‘take’ means mushroom.
In Ancient Chinese medicine, Shiitake is used to boost health and longevity, while also improving blood circulation.
Shiitake mushrooms are rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium, many of which are natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. They’re a great source of Vitamins A, B2, B12, C and D and contain many of the same amino acids as meat. Additionally, Shiitake mushrooms boast polysaccharides, beta-glucans, terpenoids, sterols and lipids, which enhance their medicinal quality.
Polysaccharides -Long complex chains of carbohydrate molecules that store energy, send cellular information and support the cells and tissue.
Beta-Glucans -Sugars that are found within the cell walls of fungi. These are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and strengthening the immune system.
100% natural Shiitake Mushroom Powder, Di Tao sourced from Zhejiang & Guizhou, China.
Take 1/2 tsp (2g) of Mountainlife Shiitake mushroom powder daily. Stir into hot water to create a traditional tea or add to stews, soups or smoothies.
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