Information About Shiitake Mushrooms
Raw shiitake mushrooms are rich sources (20% of the Daily Value) of B vitamins and contain moderate levels of some dietary minerals.
Fresh and dried shiitake have many uses in the cuisines of East Asia. In Japan, they are served in miso soup, used as the basis for a kind of vegetarian dashi, and as an ingredient in many steamed and simmered dishes. In Chinese cuisine, they are often sautéed in vegetarian dishes such as Buddha's delight.