Shiitake...a great specialty gourmet mushroom
Shiitake (shee-tah-kay) is an edible mushroom that has been cultivated in the orient for centuries. The name is taken from the "shii" tree (closely related to our oak) and "take", a Japanese word for mushroom … mushrooms from the shii tree. It is alternatively spelled "shitake".
Great Shitake Health Benefits
Scientific research and studies show the positive effects of eating shiitake mushrooms include:
- Lower cholesterol
The nutritious shiitake mushroom is comparable to green beans and peas. It ranks above corn, turnips, potatoes, tomatoes and carrots in both quantity and quality of protein. Learn more about the health and medicinal aspects of shitake mushrooms here.
Shiitake Mushroom Nutritional Highlights
Serving size: 4 mushrooms
Total Fat: 0.16g
*Excellent source of: Selenium (17.8mg)
*Foods that are an "excellent source" of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a "good source" of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.