Shiitake mushroom is edible native to East Asia.
They’re tan to dark brown in color, and the caps usually grow to between 2 and 4 inches (5 and 10 centimeters).
This is actually a fungus that grows naturally on decaying hardwood trees.
You can find them fresh, dried or in various dietary supplements.
Shiitakes are low in calories. They also offer good amounts of fiber, as well as B vitamins and some minerals.
In addition, shiitakes contain many of the same amino acids as meat.
In addition to that, it also contains polysaccharides, terpenoids, sterols and lipids linked to immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering and anti-cancer effects.
They can be different depending on how and where the mushrooms are grown, stored and used.