Shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake is a mushroom known for having a long tradition in Japan and in traditional Chinese medicine. Originally native to Japan and China, the Shiitake mushroom is now also cultivated worldwide. Due to its nutritional value, health benefits, and rich flavour, shiitake mushroom counts as one of the most popular kinds of mushrooms worldwide.

Shiitake mushrooms contain a variety of secondary plant substances, such as vitamin D and B vitamins (B2, B3, B5 and B6). This exotic mushroom also contains important minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium and traces elements such as copper and zinc.

The superfood Shiitake contains numerous healthy compounds that stimulate metabolism and increase well-being. In addition, its healing properties have been scientifically proven in cervical cancer.

Shiitake mushrooms do not contain any fat but do contain various important nutrients and proteins. 100 grams of shiitake mushrooms already cover 40% of the daily requirement of vitamin B5, which is necessary for nerves, hormones, and energy metabolism.

Shiitake mushroom is a good source of fiber, fat- and cholesterol-free, and low-sodium. It is a suitable source of valuable minerals and vitamins for vegetarians and vegans.

Originally, shiitake is native to the Far East – Japan, China, Korea. This exotic mushroom has different names in different parts of the world. In the United States, it is known as the black forest mushroom. In France, it is called Lentin du Chêne.

In China, various types of shiitake are known by different names, such as hsang-gu, the fragrant mushroom, dong-gu, the winter mushroom, and hua-gu – flower mushroom.

Despite the variety of names, the most recognizable name in the world is Japanese shiitake. Due to its exotic taste and flavor, as well as its nutritional value, it is the second most cultivated mushroom worldwide.

Nutritious value

How to clean & cook shiitake mushrooms

our recipe

300 g Shiitake

1,5 tablespoon of honey

80 ml soy sauce

1 tablespoon of rice vinegar

1\2 lemon juice

Black pepper

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon of sesame


1. Mix honey with rice vinegar, lemon juice and soy sauce.

2. Add black pepper and crushed garlic clove in a wok.

3. Bring to boil and add mushrooms. Cook 3-4 minutes.

4. Before serving sprinkle with sesame.