Shiitake Mushroom

400mg of active 30:1 Shiitake Extract capped in a HPMC capsule.

Shiitake mushrooms have been on the shelves for less than a century yet the popularity is
monumental. Used in cuisine regularly, the small brown mushroom is now available in most
stores.

£14.95

(2 customer reviews)
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Shiitake Mushroom

400mg of active 30:1 Shiitake Extract capped in a HPMC capsule.

Shiitake mushrooms have been on the shelves for less than a century yet the popularity is
monumental. Used in cuisine regularly, the small brown mushroom is now available in most
stores.

£14.95

(2 customer reviews)
SKU BLE015 Categories , , Tag

Shiitake has a rich history of not only being used in the kitchen but in herbalism too. Initial cultivation began in the mountains of central China back in the 12th Century and since then, it has become one of the most popular mushrooms on the planet.

Each part of the plant serves a different purpose for the organism. As the mushroom contains so many beta-glucan polysaccharides, there has been extensive research conducted on the plant.

Quantity: 60 Capsules

Directions: Take one or two capsules per day. If this is your first time taking Shiitake Mushroom we suggest starting with one capsule.

Serving Size: 1 capsule Quantity % NRV*
Shiitake (from 400mg 30:1 extract) 12000mg NA

Ingredients: Shiitake Extract.

Free From: Added fillers, binders and excipients. Gluten, soya and preservatives.

Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Keep out of reach of young children. This product is not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Do not use if seal under lid is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

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  1. Paula Wells

    My brother has been using the Shiitake mushrooms capsules, it helps him to boost his blood count like hemoglobin, before it seems every chemo he had blood transfusion is now his doing good.

  2. Robert

    The first thing i noticed is the boost in energy level, I will keep using it and observe what other benefits it will bring. Thanks

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FAQs

What Are Shiitake Mushrooms?

Shiitake (pronounced shee-ta-kay) are a variety of edible mushrooms that are popular in stir-fries, risotto, soups and other recipes. Besides being delicious, shiitake mushrooms may also have health benefits including boosting your immune system and lowering cholesterol.

In Japanese, shii is a reference to the type of tree similar to oak that these mushrooms often grow around and také is the word for mushroom.

You can find shiitake mushrooms in stores in both dried and fresh form. Shiitake mushrooms tend to be more expensive than button or oyster mushrooms. However their rich meat-like flavor is unrivaled.

Nutrition and Health Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms?

What is shiitake mushroom good for? Besides being delicious, shiitakes also have a number of nutritional and health benefits.

Shiitake mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and other healing systems for hundreds (possibly thousands) of years.

In terms of nutrition, they’re very high in a number of vitamins and minerals. Just four dried shiitake mushrooms contains a sizable percentage of your daily vitamin B5, selenium, zinc, folate and more.

Shiitake mushrooms can be a great source of Vitamin D as well. Believe it or not, you can place your mushrooms in direct sunlight for a day or two and it will boost their vitamin D content by as much as 460 times! Vitamin D is needed by the body to build strong bones, but very few foods contain it.

Shiitake mushrooms are cholesterol-free, fat-free, a good source of fiber and low in sodium. These mushrooms contain a special type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan which can help to naturally reduce cholesterol and promote heart health.

They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are high in antioxidants, which are substances that help prevent cell damage within the body.

Researchers are even looking at a potential link between mushroom consumption and a lessened incidence of prostate cancer, although more studies still need to be completed.

As with any type of food, how your shiitake mushrooms are grown, stored and prepared will have a major impact on their nutritional content. So it’s best to buy from trusted suppliers that you know are providing you with the best mushrooms possible.

Types of Shiitake Mushrooms?

In most cases, you won’t get to select the type of shiitake mushrooms that you’re buying. Stores usually just have a generic label of “shiitake” and don’t go into more details. The grading systems used below are primarily used within Japan by chefs.

Culinary experts may distinguish between different types of shiitake mushrooms. Generally, shiitake mushrooms with a cracked appearance on their caps and thicker flesh are seen as higher quality. The striking contrast between the black and white flesh can make the caps appear like a little loaf of bread.

Tenpaku Donko are considered the highest quality grade of shiitake mushroom. They are only cultivated during winter and the low temperature causes natural cracks in the mushroom’s cap.

Chabana Donko is another sought-after grade of shiitake that’s also exclusively grown in the winter months. The cracking on its cap resembles a flower-like pattern and they have thicker flesh than lesser quality mushrooms.

A Donko shiitake has a large, thick, round cap. They have a strong meaty flavor and are quite chewy, but not considered to be as high-quality as the grades above.

Yori grade shiitake are thinner mushrooms with a more open cap. They are associated with Japanese New Year and are often used in dishes around that time of year.

Koshin grade shiitake have a thinner cap and they’re mushrooms that are harvested after the cap has fully opened. Koshin grade mushrooms have the strongest aroma of any shiitake variety. They’re normally chopped up and used in soup or rice dishes.

History of Shiitake Mushrooms & Fun Facts

In China, shiitake is called the “black forest mushroom.”

It’s believed that shiitake mushrooms have been on earth since the cretaceous period, over 100 million years ago.

It’s thought that the spores of shiitake mushrooms were originally spread across Asia on the winds of strong storms during typhoon season.

Shiitake mushrooms have been cultivated in China for at least six hundred years, but they were not grown in the United States until 1972, when a ban on importing live shiitake cultures was lifted.