The best quality shiitake mushroom,, some people eat AD dried shiitake flower mushroom with abalone. Flower mushroom (Hua Gu) is best used for dishes with seafood.
The shiitake mushroom(Lentimula edodes) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many country. It is considered a medicinal mushroom in some forms of traditional medicine.
Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide.
They are prized for their rich,savory taste and diverse health benefits.
Compounds in shiitake many help fight cancer,boost immunity and support heart health.
Nutrition Profile of Shiitake Mushrooms
Here are the nutrients you get in four dried shiitakes (15 grams)
Carbs: 11 grams.
Fiber: 2 grams.
Protein: 1 gram.
Riboflavin: 11% of the RDI.
Niacin: 11% of the RDI.
Copper: 39% of the RDI.
Vitamin B5: 33% of the RDI.
Selenium: 10% of the RDI.
Manganese: 9% of the RDI.
Zinc: 8% of the RDI.
Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI.
Folate: 6% of the RDI.
Vitamin D: 6% of the RDI.
How to choose:
Dried: When shopping for dried shiitakes, look for mushrooms with thick brown caps ridged with white.
How to prep:
Dried: Before using dried shiitakes in a recipe, even if it’s a soup or a stew, it’s best to rehydrate them in hot water. The stems tend to be woody, so trim them off and discard after soaking.
How to store:
Dried: To store dried shiitakes for a short time (a month or less), seal the mushrooms in an airtight container or ziptop bag and store in a cool, dark place. For long-term storage, seal the dried mushrooms in heavy-duty zip-top freezer bags and put them in the freezer where they’ll keep indefinitely.
Shiitakes are low in calories. They also offer good amounts of fiber, as well as B vitamins and some minerals.