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 (mī-tä′kē, -kĕ)
An edible polypore mushroom (Grifola frondosa) native to Japan and North America that produces large clusters of overlapping gray or brown fan-shaped caps, grows at the base of trees or in cultivation, and is prized in Japanese cuisine and used as a dietary supplement. Also called hen of the woods.

[Japanese, dancing mushroom (from the resemblance of the layered, frondlike caps to the long fluttering sleeves of traditional Japanese dancers) : mai-, stem of mau, to dance (from Old Japanese mahu) + take, mushroom (from Old Japanese).]
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And the roasted chicken gets a delectable treatment with maitake mushrooms, cauliflower and pine nut milk.
Maitake mushrooms had high levels of glutathione, for example, while chanterelles had the lowest amounts of both glutathione and ergothioneine.
A few different sauces garnish the plate: n intense mushroom vinaigrette made from caramelizing maitake mushrooms and beef vinegar; a stock made from vinegar rather than water, simmered, strained, and reduced; the buttermilk derived from the reduced leftovers of cultured butter.
One of the outstanding courses for me in this seven-course dinner was the assemblage of maitake mushrooms, chanterelles, asparagus with a soubise of roasted onion, and a runny egg.
The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, Lion's Mane, and Maitake Mushrooms at Home
Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa), reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) and shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) rev up the immune system to defend against a number of viruses.
Maitake mushrooms, also called 'hen of the woods,' are native to northern Japan.
This is an expanded version of a lecture presented at the International Society of Integrative Medicine meeting in Tokyo Japan on July 19, 2009, The lecture was partially supported by Maitake Mushrooms Inc.
Oyster [1] and maitake mushrooms [23] have been reported to exhibit serum lipid reducing effect in rats.
Solo Kuvibidila, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK " Extracts from White button, Shiitake, Portabella, and Maitake mushrooms increase intracellular alpha-defensins 1-3 concentration in HL60 cells" International Journal of Medicinal Mushroom Research Symposium, International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC5), September 2009.
A few green beans and a couple of maitake mushrooms on the plate were better.