Fresh Organic Shiitake Mushrooms
Seasonal Produce so inquire as to availability. Pick up or delivery available by appointment, no shipping. Florida grown. Net weight one pound.
The Japanese have been cultivating these mushrooms for medicine for over 6,000 years.I grow Shiitake mushrooms organically because I really enjoy eating mushrooms! Also because I am a fan of super healthy “nutraceutical” foods like this ancient Japanese delicacy. These are meaty and are an outstanding accent to any dish while also being packed with B vitamins, concentrated in minerals (selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese), rich in vitamin D, and have the power to fight cancer cells, cardiovascular disease and infections. Best enjoyed cooked to avoid any food sensitivities.
How can a mushroom do that! It’s because they have proven ability (Patel 2011):
- antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
- control blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation within the body
- boost the immune system and combat many diseases by way of providing numerous important vitamins, minerals and enzymes
- are a high antioxidant food, which means they fight free radical damage
- are anti-inflammatory because they contain a wide variety of bio-active molecules
Proven mushroom nutrition benefits also include viruses inhibition and can decrease the severity of illness once already sick by increasing our production of B and T lymphocytes, which are the very important immune cells that protect us from pathogens (harmful bacteria), viruses, toxins and other substances that can make us succumb to disease.
Asian cultures have used certain mushrooms as a natural cancer treatment for hundreds of years because of these fungi’s ability to lower the risk for cancer by supplying germanium, a nutrient that boosts oxygen use in the body and fights free radical damage. There are hundreds of other species of mushrooms that are used in traditional Chinese medicine practices, and 25 percent of these are found to effectively fight harmful tumors.
Patel, S., Goyal A. 3 Biotech (2012) 2:1. doi:10.1007/s13205-011-0036-2. Web. August 14, 2016 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339609/