shiitake mushroom

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Noun1.shiitake mushroom - edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
genus Lentinus, Lentinus - a genus of fungus belonging to the family Tricholomataceae
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World production of cultivated edible and medicinal mushroom in 1997 with emphasis on Lentinus edodes (Berk.
Shiitake Lentinus edodes Meaty, hearty-flavored caps; stems too tough to eat.
ImmuneRich is the collective engine that fuels your immune system with such ingredients as seven medicinal mushroom extracts; Cordyceps sinensis, Tremella fuciformis, Ganodderma lucidum(Reishi), Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake), Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Coriolus Versicolor (Kawaratake), and Agaricus blazei murill, which have all had extensive research showing high potency immune enhancement because they are rich in polysaccharide compounds, especially beta glucans, that work by activating the macrophages, or immune cells, which trap and engulf foreign substances.
In 37 samples of Lentinus edodes (= Lentinula edodes) cultivated on logs and 19 on sawdust substrate beds, mercury contents were significantly higher in the former (Aoyagi et al.
Protein constitutes 30 percent of the dry weight of Pleurotus mushrooms and 18 percent of Lentinus edodes, compared to 13 and 25 percent of wheat and milk, respectively (Ogundana and Okogbo 1981).
INCI: Lentinus edodes (shiitake mushroom) extract (and) mucor michei extract (and) butylene glycol