Wow! This is one amazing mushroom! The Maitake mushroom belongs to the family of medicinal mushrooms. You could call it a champion. Maitake mushrooms are much more nutritious than the common button cap mushrooms. Miatake mushrooms are a great choice for adding to your dinner menu. They are delicious with a rich flavor, and a meaty texture. The perfect complement to any menu is a side dish of this stunning mushroom, sauteed to perfection. You can buy mushrooms in thi site.
Maitake mushrooms originate in Japan’s mountains. The Maitake mushroom is a sturdy, but flexible plant that has a cluster of dark fronds at its edges. They are known for their dark fronds that resemble the tail feathers from a hen and have earned them the nicknames “hen of woods” or “dancing butterflies”. Maitake mushrooms are now found on deciduous hardwoods in the northern US temperate forest. Maitake mushrooms can now be grown in controlled and strict environments by many companies. This is to preserve the intrinsic and rich nutritional characteristics of this revered species of mushroom.
Because of their natural medicinal properties, maitake mushrooms are quickly becoming a popular choice. The species has been used in several other countries for treatment of high blood sugar and high cholesterol as well as tumor inhibition. The fruit bodies of Maitake mushrooms and the mycelium are rich in medicinally active compounds. Because of the many medicinal uses Maitake mushrooms have had in other countries there are now specialty producers and laboratories in America that specialize in cultivating these active agents for use in nutraceuticals. You can now buy medicinal extracts from this amazing mushroom species in US health food shops and holistic health care offices.