For many years, shiitake mushrooms have been a sought after food source in Asia. They’re the second most popular and the third most widely cultivated edible mushroom in the world.
Shittake mushrooms are not only meaty with versatile flavor, they are also packed with B vitamins and have the power to fight cancer cells, cardiovascular disease and infections.
These small fungi are so powerful because they have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. They also help to control blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation within the body. Additionally, the zinc in shiitake mushrooms also promotes immune function and improves skin healing.