Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms
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Shiitake (shee - tah - kay) is an Asian mushroom often called a wild mushroom; however, it is only found cultivated. Available fresh in nearly all U.S. markets there is also a very large demand for the dry form. Dried Shiitakes have pale brown to dark reddish brown caps about 1 to 1 3/4 inches wide, with tan gills underneath. The rim of the dried Shiitake curls down toward the stem, which is tough and fibrous and are generally detached and discarded. Shiitakes have a firm, white, meaty flesh with a rich, and smoky flavor. Shiitake mushrooms are also called Chinese Forest mushroom, Golden Oak mushroom, Oriental Black mushroom and Emperors mushroom. This fungus grows in clusters on hardwood, such as oak, chestnut and beech. Known for its health benefits, the Shiitake has been noted for its ability to help fight infection and disease and for being beneficial for the heart. Dried Shiitake mushrooms are preferable over fresh since their flavor is stronger. This popular savory mushroom is used in stuffing, stir-fry, soups, sauces, casseroles, omelettes and quiche.

Ingredient Statement:

Shiitake Mushrooms.

The Shiitake can be sautéed, baked or broiled and can be used in soups, casseroles, sauces, and used in stuffing for meat, poultry and fish. Delicious breaded and fried, add Shiitake mushrooms to vegetable and Asian soups or chop and mix with bread crumbs for a savory stuffing for grilled vegetables. Plum glazed Shiitake mushrooms or garlic soup with Shiitake mushrooms make wonderful appetizers.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

To reconstitute dried Shiitake mushrooms, place desired amount in bowl, cover with hot tap water and let soak for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and add directly to recipe that will cook for at least 25 minutes. General rule, 1 oz. dry reconstitutes to 3-4 oz.

Substitutes: Crimini mushrooms, Straw mushrooms, Porcini Powder, or Oyster mushrooms.

Product Description

Shiitake is often called a wild mushroom, however, it is only found cultivated. Dried Shiitake caps are dark brown on top, with tan gills underneath. The rim of the dried Shiitake curls down toward the stem. Shiitakes have a meaty flesh and a full-bodied, bosky flavor. Shiitakes may also be referred to as Chinese Black Mushrooms or Forest Mushrooms. Shiitake (Shee - tah - kay)


Color: Light tan to dark brown.

Flavor: Typical of shiitake mushrooms, earthy.

Size: Sourced from caps up to 10 cm. in diameter, sliced 3-4 mm thick.

Maximum 10% pieces through a 1/8 inch screen.


Moisture: <20%

Sulfites: 125 PPM

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Shiitake Mushrooms.

Allergen Statement


Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g (uncooked)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 9
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 2g  
Protein 10g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 11%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.