Whole Dry Certified Organic Shiitake Mushrooms are Verified Non-GMO and Naturally Gluten Free.
1.76 ounces - easily re-hydrated by placing in warm water for about ten minutes. Great for adding to rice dishes, stir-frying, soups, stews or roasts. Additional sizes of farm harvested Shiitake mushrooms are available here.
The shiitake mushroom is notable for its high content of fiber, essential amino acids, proteins. vitamins, and minerals. Specifically, Shiitakes provide antioxidants; zinc, selenium and manganese. Analyses has revealed a number of biologically active compounds, including eritadenine (a blood cholesterol–lowering amino acid) and lentinan (a fungal β-glucan that can inhibit tumors via activation of the host's immune system). Other valuable compounds in Shiitake include antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antithrombotic, and antiviral (interferon-inducing) properties and have proven to aid to the body's immune system. Further, Shiitake has been recommended as a supportive supplement to reduce cholesterol levels in people with heart disease.
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