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Shiitake - Lentinula edodes

Shiitake - Lentinula edodes

Chinese name – Xiang Gu (Fragrant Mushroom)

The subject of intensive research in Japan and elsewhere since the 1960's, Shiitake is the source of two commercially important extracts: Lentinan and LEM and also contains a number of other important anti-microbial components including eritadenine.

Photo © Howard Sandler