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Mushrooms, shiitake

What is mushrooms, shiitake? About the ingredient mushrooms, shiitake. Including 191 recipes with mushrooms, shiitake, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Shitake mushrooms have a stalk that is removed before consumption as it is tough and woody. It is common for shitake mushrooms to be dried for long term storage.  Dried shitake has an intense flavor that brings earthy character to some dishes.  

Shitake mushrooms

To rehydrate dried shitake mushrooms cover with boiling water and allow to rehydrate for about one hour. Remove the mushrooms, careful not to distrub the gritty sedimate. Filter the mushrooms liquid, which is packed with flavor, through a cofee filter to remove any grit.  Use the resulting liquid to create flavorful mushroom broths and sauces.

Shitake mushroom - close-up

Buy mushrooms as fresh as possible and it is advisable to cook them as soon as possible. Store refrigerated in a paper bag. Storing in plastic or in a sealed container and they will spoil more quickly.

All mushrooms are a type of fungus that is normally found growing in cool damp locations in medows and woodlands whereever the soil is rich in hummus.  Most mushrooms consist of a stalk with an umbrella shaped cap.

To retain the full flavor it is best not to peel or wash the mushrooms but rather brush clean with a soft mushroom brush or damp cloth to remove any dirt.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup pieces (145g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 81Calories from Fat 2
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20.9g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5.2
Protein 2.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Mushrooms, shiitake is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Mushrooms, shiitake is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does mushrooms, shiitake weigh?

measure grams
1 cup pieces 145
4 mushrooms 72

In Chinese:蘑菇,香菇
British (UK) term: Mushrooms, shiitake
en français:champignons shiitake
en español:setas shiitake

Recipes using mushrooms, shiitake

There are 179 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Asian Noodle, Cucumber and Lettuce with Peanut Sauce
Asian Slaw with Tofu & Shiitake Mushrooms
Asian Udon Noodle Soup
Barley-Shiitake Mushroom Soup
Bean Thread Vegetable Stir-Fry
Bibimbap (Korean Seasoned Vegetables and Rice with Spicy Sauce)
Bibimbap2 (Korean Seasoned Vegetables and Rice with Spicy Sauce)
Bok Choy and Shitake Mushrooms
Bok Choy, Carrot and Mushroom Stir-Fry with Sesame Orange Sauce
Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushroom Stir-fry
Bok Choy, Tofu and Shiitake Stir Fry
Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

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