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Shiitake is perhaps the most well -known specialist mushroom. Known as “Dongu” in China, they are native to East Asia, and grow wild in woodland. They are rich in B vitamins, and amino acids which gives them their meaty, earthy flavour. Our extract provides all the wonder of shiitake in concentrated form.
Our concentrated, hot water extracted Shiitake powder is certified organic, with no added fillers or other ingredients. Most importantly, the potency of a mushroom extract is measurable by the level of active compounds it contains, and ours are independently tested to guarantee minimum levels of Polysaccharides and Beta glucans.
We have been working with mushrooms for over a decade, and value them for their extraordinary immune boosting benefits, as well as the sense of spiritual connection that they bestow. We use them in our chocolate, in our sweet & savory dishes and as nourishing teas. Our personal interest and research has led us to what we believe are the highest quality mushroom extracts available at affordable prices - potent extracts with the important active compounds present, and at levels that are most beneficial.
*The main bioactives in medicinal mushrooms are water soluble, not alcohol soluble. Immune modulation is a core property of hot water extracted mushrooms, and not so much of alcohol-extracts. A hot water extraction process is all that's needed to give us the required high levels of beneficial properties. Alcohol or dual extraction is only useful to get higher triterpene content, specifically in Reishi & Chaga.
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Mushroom extracts are powerful in action and strong in flavour. A daily recommended dose is just 1g, hence a 50g packet will provide around a 2 month supply.
Shiitake has a pleasant mushroom flavour which makes it a good addition to soups and sauces.