For hundred of years, shiitake mushrooms have been a popular Asian food. They’re the second most popular and the third most widely cultivated edible mushroom in the world. They have a meaty and versatile flavour used in cooking, but also provide a range of medicinal benefits. Shiitake mushrooms have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Commonly used as medicine to fight obesity, support immune function, destroy cancer cells, support cardiovascular health, boost energy and brain function, provide vitamin D and promote skin health.