Shiitake Mushroom

The once-elusive shiitake mushroom, long considered a delicacy, has a history almost as rich as its flavor. This edible mushroom has been cultivated by Asian cultures for over 1,000 years thanks to its intriguing taste and purported medicinal uses. The shiitake is an essential ingredient in a number of Asian cuisines, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai. Historically, shiitake mushrooms were cultivated exclusively in Japan on natural oak logs. In modern times, a number of Asian countries began drying and exporting shiitake mushrooms around the world. Today, the shiitake m..

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