NaturalMushrooms.Info Shiitake Mushrooms and Mushroom Growing - Mississippi Natural Products


You have come to the right place. Our Shiitake Mushrooms are the finest available in any market.

We grow our Shiitake Mushrooms on special substrate blocks composed of hardwood sawdust enriched with nutrients in environmentally controlled rooms. Growing Shitakes in this manner allows us to grow year round and protects the mushrooms from pest and chemicals. They are picked by hand several times a day to ensure they are fresh and immediately sorted and refrigerated.

We hand pack each order with care and ship them to you at their peak of freshness.

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
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-cancer
  • Antioxidants

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

Shiitake Mushrooms(cooked)
Serving size: 4 mushrooms
Calories: 40
Protein: 1.12g
Carbohydrate: 10.3g
Total Fat: 0.16g
Fiber: 1.5g

*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.
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