Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), derived from the Japanese ‘shii-take’ (Shii tree mushroom), is a mushroom that grows naturally on the wood of certain slow-growing trees. It has been traditionally cultivated on trunks for over 700 years in Japan and China, where traditional medicine attributes healing and invigorating properties to it.
Esta particular seta es muy apreciada por su suave sabor a nuez y su aspecto brillante con una fina película de textura gelatinosa. Crece sobre madera y tiene propiedades inmunoterapéuticas.
It can be included in a multitude of dishes and its preparation, in order to appreciate its flavour and texture, is preferable that it is gently cooked, delicious sautéed, or also included in soups or other stews.
Largely unknown in Europe, but it is a fascinating mushroom because of its particular crunchy texture and mild flavour.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is a fungus which, like shiitake, grows on the wood of various hardwood species. It is particularly revered in Asia, where it is attributed with numerous properties. It has been used as a medicine there for more than 2,000 years, and is one of the oldest known mushrooms for this purpose.