The History Of Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms grow wild in the regions of China, Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia, which is why you’ll find a majority of the dishes in those regions filled with delicious shiitake mushrooms. The reason you’re able to find shiitake mushrooms all over these countries is because the spores spread due to the local wind patterns. Shiitake mushrooms generally grow on logs and respond well to rain and storms. As times have changed and technology was included in the way to cultivate and grow shiitake mushrooms, the way to produce shiitake mushrooms has changed. However, the initial way shiitake mushrooms are instilled is with the shiitake mushrooms growing on logs and responding well to lighting and moisture.
China was the first country to pick and dry out shiitake mushrooms and, shortly after, Japan began to cultivate them as well. Both countries began to analyze the medicinal properties of shiitake mushrooms, which has led to the findings of the benefits of how shiitake mushrooms can help with your health. From reducing cholesterol to enhancing sexual power and eliminating viruses, shiitake mushrooms are filled with medicinal properties that will prolong your life.
When the Chinese and Japanese began to learn more about shiitake mushrooms, the Chinese would pick them wild and dry them out. This is similar to how Yuguo Farms sell them today, dried and ready to be cooked. On the other hand, the Japanese learned how to cultivate them and would begin to place fresh shiitake mushrooms on dead logs so they would be able to age gracefully. Centuries ago when both of these cultures would pick or cultivate shiitake mushrooms, there would be specific ways to clean, cook, and preserve them so they could bring out the most taste. As time progressed, shiitake mushrooms began to be used in more dishes because of the many health benefits they provided and the delicious smoky taste that enhanced dishes.
If you’re interested in starting to cook with shiitake mushroom, then it’s time you order a bag from Yuguo Farms to enjoy some smoky, tantalizing flavors in your dishes.