Shiitake Mushroom Health Benefits
Why Dried Shiitake Mushrooms?
As a symbol of longevity across Asia for more than 6,000 years, the shiitake mushroom is known for its rich and smoky flavor used in a variety of dishes. Although they can be found on many supermarket shelves throughout the year, Yuguo Farms wanted to give you a way to ensure you have dried shiitake mushrooms anytime you please.
Buying dried shiitake mushrooms ensures that no matter when or where you want to add a savory flavor to your side, you have exactly what you need. Besides adding flavor, though, did you know that shiitake mushrooms have many other health benefits as well?
Shiitake mushroom has long been used for medical uses in oriental traditions. In modern times, though, shiitake mushrooms are becoming more popular for the many health benefits they provide.
Shiitake mushrooms have a proven track record for their immune support benefits. Not only do they prevent excessive immune activity, but they have been proven to help stimulate the immune system under certain circumstances. To put it simply, shiitake mushrooms give your body an extra beneficial boost when needed and cut back on activity when it’s not.
Fight Cardiovascular Disease
Recent studies have shown that eating shiitake mushrooms can also help to protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing your immune cells to bind to the lining of your blood vessels. In doing so, you may be able to lower your cholesterol and prevent clogged arteries.
Increase Iron Intake
Shiitake mushrooms are a great source of iron. In fact, they have shown to be equal in comparison to ferrous gluconate (a prescribed low-dose iron supplement), especially for those who consume little to no animal products and are looking for a food source to substitute.
Rich In Vitamins
Our mushrooms are grown on natural hardwood logs in a forest, so they have quickly become a popular sustainable agricultural crop. Besides adding a tasty twist to any dish, shiitake mushrooms are high in B vitamins such as B6 and B2, as well as a great source of niacin, folate, vitamin D, and fiber. In order to retain as many nutrients as possible through the cooking process, we suggest to only cook for seven minutes.
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