THE SHIITAKE MUSHROOM
The shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes) is certainly the best-known fungus, as it has been cultivated for thousands of years and is recognised for its medicinal properties. In France, this fungus is also known as "Lentin du Chêne" or "Chinese Lentin".
It is an easy-to-cook and delicious mushroom that goes well with a range of preparations. The shiitake presents as a very healthy fungus with great nutritional properties, as it is rich in antioxidants and certain vitamins. It has long been used in Chinese medicine.