Shiitake (Lentinus Edodes)
Light brown trumpet-shaped caps resting on tender white stems, It has a hearty flavor and meaty texture, a fabulous addition to almost any dish. The dried shiitakes can absorb cooking sauce and add a unique flavor to your favorite meal. Shiitake has become the second popular mushrooms in the world.

Nutrition Info
Besides it taste, shiitake is highly nutritional. It richly contains various elements (such as Fe, Zn, Mn, K, P, N etc), nutritionally essential amino acids (Arginine, Leucine, Phenylalanine, Valine, etc), crude protein and fibres, Vitamin D, etc.

Health Benefits
Shiitake is one of the most thoroughly researched and documented medicinal mushrooms. It is the source of two important components with proven pharmacological effects--LEM (Lentinus edodes mycelium extract) and Lentinin. They have demonstrated strong antitumor activity. Like many medicinal mushrooms, Shiitake acts by enhancing various immune system functions rather than attacking the tumor cells directly. It is used medically for any disease involving depressed immune function such as cancer, AIDS, environmental allergies, yeast infections, and frequent flu and colds. Also, shiitake contains compounds effective in lowering cholesterol and treating high blood pressure.