Health Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms

Immune Support

Shiitake mushrooms have a proven track record for their immune support benefits. Not only do they prevent excessive immune activity, but they have been proven to help stimulate the immune system under certain circumstances. To put it simply, shiitake mushrooms give your body an extra beneficial boost when needed and cut back on activity when it’s not.

Fight Cardiovascular Disease

Recent studies have shown that eating shiitake mushrooms can also help to protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing your immune cells to bind to the lining of your blood vessels. In doing so, you may be able to lower your cholesterol and prevent clogged arteries.

Increase Iron Intake

Shiitake mushrooms are a great source of iron. In fact, they have shown to be equal in comparison to ferrous gluconate (a prescribed low-dose iron supplement), especially for those who consume little to no animal products and are looking for a food source to substitute.

Rich In Vitamins

Our mushrooms are grown on natural hardwood logs in a forest, so they have quickly become a popular sustainable agricultural crop. Besides adding a tasty twist to any dish, shiitake mushrooms are high in B vitamins such as B6 and B2, as well as a great source of niacin, folate, vitamin D, and fiber. In order to retain as many nutrients as possible through the cooking process, we suggest to only cook for seven minutes.