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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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Respond Immune Complex - Stay strong with this tablet that contains immune supporting ingredients Vitamin C and Vitamin D3, as well as a blend of Organic Reishi, Shiitake and Maitake Mushrooms.* It also has Selenium and Zinc, which act as antioxidants to help fight against free radicals in the body.*
TO SERVE: On the plate, add maitake mushrooms and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
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Respond Immune Complex, for instance, contains organic reishi, shiitake and maitake mushrooms, which have been used in Asian cultures for thousands of years.
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Start with a cold selection that includes Japanese egg omelette, assorted sashimi, deep-fried soy eggplant with basil miso and tuna tataki before dipping into a hot collection with tiger prawn tempura, miso black cod and tajima wagyu with maitake mushroom.
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To be competitive, the business partners found substitutes for other ingredients, like shiitake instead of maitake mushrooms.
From Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash, Apples and Caramelized Onion Couscous to Grilled Miso Salmon with Sesame Brown Rice and Roasted Bok Coy to High Protein Penne with Maitake Mushrooms, Pickled Cherry Peppers and Egyptian Dukkah, Chef Aliya's dishes are spiced with flavors from around the world and created from ingredients sourced 100 miles or less from her Geneva kitchens.
We enjoyed grilled rice cakes, shitake and maitake mushrooms, garlic bulbs served with a miso paste, asparagus and eggplant served with grated ginger, chicken skewers grilled in salt, chicken patties on a stick flavored with a teriyaki glaze, and boiled potatoes served with butter.
One recent meta-analysis "Immune Modulation from Five Major Mushrooms," studied five mushrooms: Agaricus, Reishi, Caterpillar Mushroom, Turkey Tail, and Maitake. This article is available on the Internet, with graphics and charts that make it worth reading even for those of us who don't grasp all the technical details in a standard academic paper.