Shiitake is an edible, very tasty and pleasant mushroom that has a short stalk. It has a busty cap and depending on the period of maturity it is either flat or domed, measuring almost twenty centimeters in diameter and of a brownish tint on the top and Havana on the blades. The foot is quite woody and its texture is spongy.
Shiitake, this fungus is not found on the ground, it is found spontaneously on damp woods, tree trunks especially deciduous trees (oak, mulberry, poplar, holly, laurel and many other trees). others still). This mushroom was born in the Far East, in the humid regions of Asia, especially on the island of Kyüshü (Japan), as well as in Korea and China. Its specific cultivation on logs, on logs, see mushroom houses (cork compost pad), allow it to be grown everywhere, Brittany in France is the leading producer in Europe.
Shiitake its composition
It has many substances, including two main phenolic compounds, lentinan and ac2p, as well as eritademin and complex sugars polysaccharides.
This mushroom contains minerals with copper and selenium, zinc and phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, manganese.
Shiitake also includes vitamins from group B, Vitamin B2 and B3, vitamin B5 and B6, B9 and vitamin D and PP.
Its medicinal virtues
The fungus has been used for nearly twenty centuries by the Orientals, who advocated it as a stimulant and restorative of the immune system.
Shiitake and the immune system.
By its different principles, the fungus protects against external aggressions (influenza, herpes) and infectious diseases (measles, etc.). It acts by immune stimulation, increasing vitality and strengthening defenses. Shiitake is indicated therapeutically in the phases of general fatigue, important (physical and / or nervous), and in periods of convalescence following surgery.
Powerful cholesterol-lowering shiitake.
The shiitake acts in perfect synergy on the reduction of the blood cholesterol level (hypocholesterolemic) and on the reduction of lipids in the blood (lipid lowering), this property is adequate to counter the high cholesterol and the problems of arteriosclerosis.
The benefits of shiitake are beneficial in preventing cardiovascular disease, constipation, by its vitamin D intake it reduces any deficiency in this vitamin, it allows better control over type 2 diabetes and by its antioxidant virtue, it slows down aging.
Shiitake other uses
It is important to specify that shiitake is the second mushroom in the world after Paris to be used in cooking. The biggest consumers are Asians (Vietnam, China, Japan, Thailand, Korea), but its notoriety is starting to settle in European recipes.
He helps and heals
Immune defenses, antibacterials, antivirals, prevent constipation, prevention of cardiovascular disease, control of type 2 diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, reduce cholesterol levels, slow down aging.