Shiitake Mushroom Supplement Benefits and Recipe*

A distribution of the Shiitake mushroom

Shiitake mushrooms have a delicious meaty flavor and texture that we enjoy in a variety of culinary dishes. You can find this superfood in most health food stores and grocery stores as it is widely grown. Native to many areas of East Asia, Shiitake grows on dead or dying hardwood trees. These mushrooms have a brown cap, white spores and jagged gills. In addition to being used in nutrient-dense meals, this mushroom is also becoming accessible in teas, tinctures, and powders. Continue reading to learn more about nutritious Shiitake mushroom preparations.

Shiitake Mushroom Nutrition

The name “Shiitake” comes from Japan. In Japanese, Shia refers to a variety of chestnuts (such as those on which this fungus would grow), and I get means “mushroom”. The Latin genus and species of Shiitake is Lentinula edodes. Lent means “pliable” and edodes means “edible”. In traditional Chinese use, Shiitake has been used to support cardiovascular health, metabolism, and immune function.* As an adaptogenic mushroom, Shiitake can also support the body’s response to occasional environmental, physical, and psychological stressors.*

This nutritious mushroom contains vitamins and minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, vitamin C and B vitamins.* Maintaining healthy levels of B vitamins, which promote cognitive health and clarity, is important for overall health.* Additionally, Shiitake it’s also a source of selenium, niacin, zinc and manganese, which can support the body in a number of ways.*

What makes Shiitake so incredible?

Shiitake mushrooms contain many components that may support physical well-being.* In particular, a polysaccharide derived from Shiitake is Lentinan, which studies show supports a healthy immune system.* Another chemical compound, Eritadenine, has been studied for its connection to possible liver support work in already healthy bodies.* Shiitake also contains phytonutrients that may promote circulatory and digestive health.* A shiitake mushroom supplement can support your body and your daily routine in a condensed, easy-to-download format.*

Here at AdaptogenShrooms, you can find certified organic Shiitake in ours DAILY 10 Mushroom Mix, providing adaptogenic support with 10 different mushrooms. Enjoy the Daily 10 in food recipes, drinks, or just get your Shiitake mushroom intake on your own! By planting a tree for every purchase, we encourage the rejuvenation of our planet and ourselves!

Read on for a delicious recipe to enjoy Shiitake mushrooms!


Sautéed Shiitake Mushroom Recipe

Serves 4

  • 1 kilo of organic Shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Shiitake by removing the stems and slicing the caps off the mushrooms.
  2. Heat the stock in a pan and then add the mushrooms and garlic. Steam under a lid for a few minutes or until the mushrooms are soft.
  3. Remove the lid and then cook until the stock has evaporated and the mushrooms are lightly browned.
  4. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl, then toss with olive oil and fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste, serve and enjoy!

Tip: Add DAILY 10 Extract for a greater variety of mushrooms.

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