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!
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.
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%