Organic Shiitake Mushroom 100g Thailand
Highlights: Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) 香菇 Xiāng gū are used as medicinal foods and have been used in traditional medicines in China, Korea, Japan and Eastern Russia for their anti-cancer and immunomodulatory properties.
Mushroom cultivation is thought to have begun during the Song dynasty ~11th century in the Qingyuan 庆元县region (Lishui, Zhejiang, China) There is even a temple dedicated to Wu San Kwung who is said to have discovered the ‘beat and soak’ principle when chopping logs. Shiitake mushrooms grow on hardwood logs and he found when he beat the logs with his axe, more mushrooms would grow.
These shiitake mushrooms are certified organic, meaning water is from a pure source, they are grown without artificial fertilisers or pesticides, and no booster like urea is added, so the taste and smell are very natural. They add a delicious umami flavour to your stir-fries with broccoli, choy sum or even your 米粉汤
Fibre-rich, they contain 3 compounds which help lower cholesterol; Eritadenine which inhibits an enzyme involved in producing cholesterol, Sterols which help block cholesterol absorption in the gut and Beta-glucan fibre that can helps lower cholesterol.
A polysaccharide called lentinan has been shown to inhibit the growth and spread of leukaemia cells and acts to enhance the immune system reducing tumour growth. In Chinese medicine, shiitake are thought to boost health and longevity as well as improve circulation.