shiitake mushroom


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shiitake mushroom

Herbal medicine
A meaty medicinal mushroom that contains protein, B vitamins, cortinelin (an antibacterial) and lentinan—a polysaccharide complex that stimulates the immune system, and is thought to be responsible for shiitake’s anticarcinogeic properties. Shitake is used for hypertension and to stimulate the immune system in patients with AIDS, cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
 
Fringe oncology
Shiitake mushrooms have been used to treat cancer, using proprietary extracts (e.g., PSK and Lentinan).
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In a 2011 study led by UF Food Science and Human Nutrition Professor Sue Percival, 52 healthy adults, age 21 to 41, came to the Gainesville campus, where researchers gave them a four-week supply of dry shiitake mushrooms.
A ratio was calculated by dividing the value of the concentration of total phenolics in kudzu by the values from spinach, nori seaweed, and the shiitake mushroom respectively.
This is not meant to discourage you from using shiitake mushrooms as part of a healing program.
A small piece of tissue was collected from the fruiting body of shiitake mushroom and placed on the sterilized PDA medium under aseptic conditions.
Prized by gourmets for their hearty flavor and meaty texture, shiitake mushrooms soon may be even more valuable in the United States as a cancer preventative, say scientists at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, who are studying the mushroom for its health benefits.
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If you have any left, shiitake mushrooms go well with pork, steamed fish and other mushrooms, and can add flavour to noodle dishes.
Named "Umami" (a Japanese word meaning "pleasant savory taste"), it emerged from experiments on dried shiitake mushroom powder, dried seaweed and Anglesey sea salt.
Protein deficiency is a growing problem throughout the African population and accessible protein-rich foods, such as Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms, are in great demand.
The company admitted selling Chinese shiitake mushrooms, which consisted of about 30% of the mushrooms it sold, as Japanese produce because prices of domestic mushrooms had surged two-fold over last year, the unions said.
Shiitake mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for at least 2000 years.
Another choice is shiitake mushrooms, which have a meaty texture and hearty flavor.