Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) or Hou Ku mushrooms are among the most popular edible mushrooms worldwide, along with button mushrooms and oyster mushrooms. They are cultivated in many countries and are available fresh in food retail shops all year round. We import these mushrooms for industrial processing as deep frozen or dried from China.
Rich in vital nutrients
High protein content
- Deep Frozen
- Dried: bag in box
- Deep frozen: bag in box
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Good to Know
The history of the shiitake mushroom goes a long way back into the past. According to an old legend, Japanese inhabitants offered the shiitake mushroom as a gift to their emperor back in the year 199. Chinese sources seem to date back even further. It is the most commonly cultivated edible mushroom after button mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are very similar to brown button mushrooms as both have a brown cap and a light-coloured stem. The gills of the shiitake mushroom are also light in colour.
The mushrooms can be utilised excellently with all types of dishes in which button mushrooms would otherwise be used. Shiitake mushrooms are widely used in Asian medicine for curing various types of illnesses (e.g. inflammation, stomach problems, headaches and dizziness).
November to February
Shiitake mushrooms grow naturally in the wild outside Europe and North America. Our Shiitake however comes exclusively from controlled cultivations.