Superfoods - Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms have been cultivated in China and Japan for over a thousand years. They originally grow on the wood of Japanese oak, but the evolution of cultivation has led to it being grown on the wood of other trees. Shiitake mushrooms are the main source of protein in several Asian countries. You should include them in your diet if you are thinking of becoming a vegetarian because of their high protein intake. In addition, they have been traditionally used in Chinese and Japanese medicine to strengthen the immune system and extend life; when you have high defenses, your body is less prone to infectious diseases. Recipes: - Broccoli Wok with Shiitake - Shiitake and Miso Soup - Shiitake Pasta