4 Ounces of of dried Organic Shiitake mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms have a rich, buttery, meaty flavor, quite unique compared to the flavors of other mushroom varieties. Their light to dark brown caps and cream-colored flesh is firm and meaty! Shiitake are a very versatile mushroom that can be added to almost any dish! When dried, the shiitake's flavors concentrate to a smoky richness. Shiitake mushrooms have been popular in Asia for over 1,000 years and have been used in many gourmet Asian cuisine.
Shiitake mushrooms are rich in polysaccharides, like lentinans and other beta-glucans. These compounds protect against cell damage, help your immune system, and boost white blood cell production for fighting off microbes. Polysaccharides also have anti-inflammatory properties.