Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
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.
The nutritional and medicinal properties of shiitake give it the status of a “superfood”. With a low proportion of fat, it provides a high supply of protein, vitamin D and other minerals. It also has important immune-boosting (antibacterial and antiviral), anti-tumour and cholesterol-lowering properties.
It is also an anti-ageing food as it contains antioxidants and maintains adequate levels of growth hormone.
At Fungi natur we wanted to bring this magnificent fungus to everyone in the most respectful and committed way possible.
Outdoor cultivation in indigenous forests, on oak and chestnut trunks, resembles the natural growing conditions of this mushroom, ensuring that it acquires the highest quality, which gives our shiitake exceptional organoleptic properties.
Firm and fleshy in consistency, it has a fragrant fungal and earthy aroma with an intense umami flavour.
Come to our shop and take home our products, and enjoy their excellent taste in a few days.
Grow your shiitake
Are you interested in growing your own mushrooms? At Fungi natur we make it easy for you. Here we tell you how.