Herbal Information for Shiitake Mushrooms in Powder Form
Common Names: Shiitake Mushrooms
Botanical Name: Lentinus edodes
Pin Yin Name: Xiang Gu
Other Names: Shiitake fungus, Forest Mushroom, Pasania fungus
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this mushroom.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Dosage: Follow doctor's insturctions on how to use this herb.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Additional Information About Shiitake Mushrooms
- Supports Immune System
- Benefits Heart Health
- Establishes Normal Blood Sugar when used with diet and exercise
- Helps to Maintain Normal Body Weight when used with diet and exercise
- Contains Antimicrobial Properties
More About About Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are among the most studied and have proven health benefits. Shiitake mushrooms are the second most cultivated mushroom in the world, only after Agaricus, the Paris mushroom. They are priced on the high side, but are not as expensive as Chanterelles or Morels, and have the distinct advantage of a long shelf life because they are most commonly sold dried, there being a very large demand for the dry form. Shiitake mushrooms are also heavily cultivated in southeast Asia and the Americas. Many of the southern states have large shiitake farms which ship mushrooms all over the United States.
Shiitake is a polysaccharide rich mushroom.
Shiitake mushrooms are usually grown logs 8 to 15 cm (3 to 6 inches) in diameter and up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) long, but short thick logs (50 cm or 20 inches long) can also be used. Approximately 50 plugs are suitable for four or five logs. Shiitake mushrooms are touted for both their delicious taste and health benefits. These mushrooms can be dried or pickled. Shiitake mushrooms are high in protein, fiber, carbs, vitamins and minerals. In general most edible mushroom varieties are well know for their health benefits, but shiitake seems to be one of the most beneficial. Shiitake Mushrooms are characterized by their tan-to-brown, umbrella-shaped, medium-sized caps. The edges of their caps roll inward.
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 202127-51Global Trade Item Number: 767963089809Manufacturer Part Number 202127-51Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business dayWidth: 3.00 (in)Height: 5.00 (in)Depth: 5.00 (in)