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shiitake Herbal medicine
A mushroom that contains B vitamins, cortinelin (an antibacterial) and lentinan (a polysaccharide complex that stimulates the immune system). Shiitake has been used as a medicinal mushroom for upper respiratory diseases, poor circulation, liver disease, exhaustion and weakness, and to boost qi/chi. It is also said to prevent premature ageing, hypertension, AIDS and the occurrence of hang nails.
Shiitake mushrooms have been used for cancer via proprietary extracts (e.g., PSK, Lentinan).
Dubious at best.
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Bags of oat chips will be inoculated with the spores of shittake
mushrooms, a variety much sought after by chefs.
Pull out the stalks of the shittake
mushrooms and put them into a medium saucepan with the bouillon cube, garlic and cream.
The promised oyster and shittake
mushrooms had been substituted for your common or garden British variety.
For strict vegans, there is a cheeseless entry - Roasted Vegetable Pizza with organic red peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, shittake
mushrooms and roasted organic onions.
Julie now supplies shittake
mushrooms, grown on oak sawdust, for Waitrose supermarkets in Wales and is looking forward to supplying Tesco in the near future.
Soy Glazed Shittakes
and Gingered Greens, Crunchy Vidalia Onions and Onion Soubise.