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Shiitake Mushroom Powder - 40g


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Dried Shiitake Koshin Mushroom (100%)

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Energy 267 kcal (1109 kJ), Fat 2g of which saturates 0.09g, Carbohydrate 20.2g of which sugars 1.3g, Protein 17g, Salt 0.02g

100% shiitake powder, nothing else

This shiitake mushroom powder adds depth of flavour to all kinds of savoury dishes, without the need to rehydrate whole mushrooms. A little of this shiitake powder goes a long way - add a teaspoon to food such as soups, stews and sauces to create a rich umami taste.

The all-natural Guanylate produced when Shiitake are dried and rehydrated is a unique and exceptional flavour enhancer. Unlike other mushroom powders, this will enhance the flavour of a recipe without adding a mushroom taste while reducing the requirement for salt.

Premium shiitake mushroom powder from Japan

The powder is made from forest-grown, naturally cultivated mushrooms on Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissim) logs in the forests of Kyushu, a Southern Island of Japan.  Our partners, Sugimoto Shoten, work with registered growers growing shiitake to the highest standards. They were awarded the 2020 Sustainability Award by the Japanese Government for their 15-year cycle for shiitake growing: 15-year-old freshly cut oak logs are impregnated with spawn, and after two years of dormancy the logs will fruit twice a year for 5 years. Used logs are then naturally decomposed in the forest by rhinoceros beetles. Seedlings grow from the cut stumps of the trees, and after 15 years they are ready to be cut again for logs.

A source of nutrients

Shiitake has long been regarded as a medicinal mushroom. This mushroom powder is packed with vitamins and minerals including B2, B5 and D, as well as zinc and magnesium. It can also be enjoyed as part of a tea blend.