Thursday, August 7, 2014

Holy Shitake!

Lentinula edodes
Today our inoculated maple log had an abundance of shitake mushrooms! The one's from the store are usually grown in sawdust and lack the depth of flavor of those grown on logs.

It's rained a lot lately and the fungi are blooming.

We harvested about one pound of shitakes in the morning.

Later on they went into a saute pan with butter. They are delicious. It doesn't get any better than fresh, free shitakes!

  • Shitakes are supposed to be good for your immune system and cardiovascular system. 
  • They are a good source of iron
  • Source of B vitamins
  • Anti-cancer

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