These Shiitake Mushrooms were cultivated sustainably and organically without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. They are light brown to tan in color and have a spongy texture. They are low in calories, and are loaded with protein, essential amino acids, fiber, B-complex vitamins, and the minerals copper, selenium, manganese, and zinc. They are highly valued for their diverse health benefits in boosting the immune system, fighting cancer and lowering cholesterol.
In terms of taste, they have a rich and savory flavor. The caps can be cooked just like any other mushroom. Meanwhile the stems which can remain tough even after cooking can be removed and saved for making veggie stock.
Other mushroom varieties you may also like to try are Eryngii, Oyster, Portobello, Swiss Brown and White Button.