Shii-take mushrooms (Shitake)
Shii-take mushrooms (Lentinus Edodes) originate from China and grow on various species of dead deciduous trees.
It is an indisputable that shii-take is a mushroom with outstanding culinary and medicinal characteristics.
They have exceptional nutritional qualities, and they possess a multitude of substances (immunostimulants) that help human body by raising a person’s immunity.
Shiitake mushrooms are Japanese mushrooms that are considered to be very medicinal. They are valuable source of minerals (potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium), vitamins B (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B11, B12), vitamin D, proteins, amino acids and vegetable fibres.
Substances that have an antibacterial effect have been detected in shiitake mushrooms. Therefore, this anti-allergic effect has been used in oriental medicine for centuries.
By consuming this mushroom, excess salt in the body is removed, high blood pressure lowered, cholesterol and blood sugar (diabetes) lowered and regulated and tension and stress reduced as well.
Shiitake mushrooms are increasingly used as a food to fight and to prevent cancer. They strengthen immunity and fight many infections and inflammations in the body.