Shiitake mushrooms are most popular when dried. Dried shiitake mushrooms have an umami flavor (a flavor that is beyond sweet, sour, salty, and bitter) It is more intense than the fresh mushrooms. The mushrooms are excellent for lowering high blood pressure, preventing cancer, enhancing immunity, and promoting a long and healthy life. Shiitake mushrooms have been revered as an “Elixir of Life” in the ancient healing tradition of Oriental medicine. Highly nutritious, they contain virtually all of the essential amino acids the body needs to stay and become healthy.
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