Shiitake Nutrition

Shiitake grain spawn

For information on the nutritional value of Shiitake mushrooms, please view the images below.

Nutrition Facts Label shiitake

Caloric Ratio Pyramid shiitake

Shiitake also have the following nutrients:

Niacin: 55mg/100g

Thiamin: 7.8mg/100g

Riboflavin: 5mg/100g

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.

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