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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.
Fringe oncology
Shiitake mushrooms have been used for cancer via proprietary extracts (e.g., PSK, Lentinan).

Dubious at best.


n See lentinan.
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You begin by pan-searing the raw spears in a hot pan to get a little color on them, adding shiitake mushrooms and shrimp, then flavoring it all with ginger, garlic, chili slices and oyster sauce.
My favorite way to eat shiitakes is mixed with scrambled eggs.
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Local Shiitake Mushroom Puff from Early Girl Eatery Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tbs butter 10 ozs portobello mushrooms, chopped 10 ozs local shiitake mushrooms, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 bunch chives, chopped 1 tbs heavy cream 3 egg yolks 1/2 tbs fresh parsley, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1-2 ozs local goat cheese, crumbled Raspberry vinaigrette (see recipe below) Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Shiitakes also have other anti-tumor and immune-boosting polysaccharides, as do other medicinal mushrooms.
Ma & Pa" shiitake mushroom logs from Lost Creek Mushroom Farm grow shiitakes every month for several years.
Six recipe categories include Classics, such as Trout Almandine and Fish and Chips; Simple Suppers "that can be prepared in just a few minutes without a lot of fuss," including Broiled Red Snapper with Rosemary, as well as Roast Sea Bass with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Corn; and recipes for Special Occasions: On the Grill, Hearty Dishes, and Shellfish.
The consistency and texture and flavor are a whole different experience than store-bought shiitakes.
Both ramps and shiitake mushrooms grow in moist, shaded areas, so select a site for them in the woods or along the shadiest side of your house or an outbuilding.
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