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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Lentinan

  • 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".

Tucker chills his shiitake stock and calls it Umami Gatorade!

Tucker chills his shiitake stock and calls it Umami Gatorade!

We dry our smaller caps for maximum cooking versatility. This process actually intensifies the flavor, making them perfect for brewing a super healthy, umami-rich broth.