Latin name: Lentinus edodes
Shiitake mushrooms are among the most widely grown mushrooms in the world, second only to the common white mushroom. The log-grown cultivation method is a natural way of growing and therefore environmental friendly because there is no need for heating systems, steam baths nor ventilation systems. It is even a very green way of recycling wood.
The shiitake is a high-protein mushroom with a round, brown, flat cap and a white or brown stem with cream-coloured gills. The flesh is firm, white and highly aromatic.
Storage and shelf life
Fresh shiitake are best stored in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator where they will keep for 1 to 2 weeks.
Flavour and use
The intense flavor of the log-grown shiitake is almost similar to meat and therefore a perfect meat substitute. This shiitake is meant to surprise those who eat it.