What makes our Wild Harvest Shiitakes so Special?
One word: Lentinan. Lentinan is the polysaccharide that gives our mushrooms their distinctive ‘umami’ and garlicky flavor profile. Our log-grown production method yields Lentinan levels three times higher than those of shiitakes grown on sawdust or substrate!
- Lentinan supports cholesterol reduction, immune system enhancement, and tumor suppression through T-cell boosting properties
- We harvest our caps to maximize Lentinan levels, harvesting twice per day to catch caps at the optimal "veil break" stage of development*
- Wild Harvest Shiitake contain high levels of other immuno-boosting agents such as Selenium, Potassium, and Vitamins B6 and B12
- Because we grow outdoors, our shiitakes also absorb Vitamin D directly from the sun, just like humans do!
*D. Brauer et. al, 2010, "Potential for manipulating the polysaccharide content of shiitake mushrooms".