VARIETIES

Shiitake mushroom are sold fresh and dried.

BUYING AND STORING TIPS

AFRICAS BEST FOODS LTD only offers the best, freshest Shiitake mushrooms with a guarantee on quality and taste.

Fresh shiitake mushrooms keep for up to 14 days when stored in the refrigerator in a paper bag. Store dried shiitakes in a cool, dry place.

PREPARATION, USES AND TIPS

Before using fresh shiitakes, tear off the fibrous stems, and clean the mushrooms carefully with a damp cloth or paper towel. The mushrooms can also be rinsed briefly, but do not allow them to soak as they will swell with water. Dried shiitakes should be reconstituted in warm water for approximately one hour. Once they are reconstituted, chop off the stems. Use the soaking water and stems to make soup stock.

Cooking brings out the distinct flavour of shiitakes. Shiitake have numerous gastronomical offerings! Sauté or fry them in oil for 5 to 7 minutes; or cook them with a small amount of liquid in a tightly covered pan for 15 minutes. Once cooked, you can add them to a pasta recipe, rice dish, soup, sauce, or stir-fry for fantastic taste and enjoying Shiitakes wide health benefits.

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NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Shiitake mushroom, 4 mushrooms (cooked):

  • Calories: 40

  • Protein: 1.12g

  • Carbohydrate: 10.3g

  • Total Fat: 0.16g

  • Fibre: 1.5g

  • Excellent source of: Selenium (17.8mcg)