Mushrooms: Health Benefits and How to Prepare (20 Infographics)


5. 8 Potential Health Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake, from the nongnuccinaceous family, is a fantastic mushroom native to Japan and China. Since the second half of the 20th century, it has also been cultivated by Americans and Europeans. These mushrooms are considered a delicacy and have an excellent taste and pleasant aroma. For several centuries, shiitake has been actively used as a prophylactic against colds and heart muscle diseases. Among the vitamins in shiitake are A, B1, B2, PP, D, B5, B6, B9, B12, and more than a dozen minerals.

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