Dried Maitake Mushrooms
Maitakes, also known as Hen of the Woods, have a unique cluster of petals, or fronds, on a single stalk or stem. Their color is usually light brown to gray. Maitakes are intensely flavored with umami and dried fruit components. The meat is succulent and firmly textured. This is one of the healthiest mushrooms available. Ideal for sauteeing or used in risotto.
Purported Health Benefits: Has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, Regulates blood pressure and blood sugar, Assuages symptoms of Diabetes, Aids in lowering cholesterol, Manages side effects of chemotherapy.