Shiitake Mushroom, The Gourmet And Medicinal Variety

Shiitake mushroom is by far one of the world’s most popular edible mushroom species. Known for its rich and robust flavor, it is used extensively in East Asian foods and cherished among gourmet chefs around the globe for it’s attractive culinary features. Although prized for its superior taste and texture, it is also a potent medicinal mushroom variety and immune system modulator. Comprised of beta-glucans and a number of polysaccharide components such as lentinan, emitanin and KS-2, the mycelium has been extensively researched for it’s potential pharmacological actions.