For information on the nutritional value of Shiitake mushrooms, please view the images below.
Shiitake also have the following nutrients:
Lentinan, a water-soluble polysaccharide, extracted from the mushrooms, is an approved anti-cancer drug in Japan.
There has been hundreds of papers published over the last twenty years about the health benefits of shiitake.
A small percentage of people may be allergic to shiitake, this may be avoided by properly cooking your mushrooms.