Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake Mushrooms

With their distinctively smokey flavor and astounding health benefits, shiitake mushrooms have been used in Chinese medicine for over 6,000 years. Shiitakes have long been recognized as an excellent source of iron, but new research is now touting them as cardiovascular protectors, helping prevent cardiovascular disease by building up our immune system. And while they're great in a stir fry, don't forget you can Blast these mushrooms in your NutriBullet, too!

Selection Process

Select mushrooms that are firm, plump and clean, free of slimy spots and wrinkles. You can find these in most major grocery stores, though if you can't find them there, you can find them in any Asian market.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece whole (19.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 6.5

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.1%

Sodium 1.7mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 1.3g 0.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.5g 1.9%

Sugars 0.5g

Protein 0.4g

Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.4%
Vitamin D 0.9% Thiamin 0.2%
Riboflavin 2.4% Niacin 3.7%
Vitamin B-6 2.8% Folate 0.6%
Panto. acid 2.9% Phosphorus 2.1%
Magnesium 1.0% Zinc 1.3%
Selenium 1.5% Copper 1.3%
Manganese 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.