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Shiitake Mushroom Products

Shiitake Mushroom Products

The Shiitake is an exceptional mushroom and one of the most cultivated today; only the button mushroom is more popular. Not only is it amazingly healthy but it also tastes great. Here at Indigo Herbs we present to you a high quality Shiitake Mushroom Powder that fits perfectly with our magnificent range of mushroom powders and chunks. This powder can be mixed into smoothies, water, fruit juice and food to bring the healthy benefits of these mushrooms into your life.

The history of Shiitake cultivation stretches back at least 1,000 years in East Asia. Chinese Medicine has been using this mushroom as a tonic to treat illness and boost vitality for nearly as long. When cultivation of Shiitake became popular in both China and Japan, it became a major source of income for settlements located in mountainous areas. Japanese Shiitake farmers used the ‘soak and beat’ method of cultivation that required a long wait for Shiitake to colonise logs of wood. It would not be uncommon for other Shiitake farmers to steal each other’s logs to try and gain a monopoly on Shiitake trade in their respective areas. Japanese folklore tells of how Shiitake farmers would inoculate a 20 foot hardwood log when a son was born into the family. This log would slowly colonise over a period of a couple of decades until the son reached maturity. The father would then tell his son where his fortune was located, hidden for many years and bursting with Shiitake mushrooms. The son could then sell the mushrooms and enter the world prosperous enough to start his own family.

In the wild Shiitake is indigenous to China, Japan and the Korean peninsula. It grows on dead and dying hardwood trees and has a traditional wide cap shape. It prefers to grow close to cold water streams deep in shaded forest. As the mushroom grows and ages it turns from dark brown to a lighter beige/grey. Some examples can grow very large in size.

Shiitake Mushroom powder 100g
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Latin Name: Lentinula edodes

  • Medicinal Mushroom
  • Minimum of 2% polysaccharides
  • Enlivens the immune system
  • Cultivated in China for at least 1,000 years
  • Healthy, tasty and boosts vitality
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
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Shiitake Mushroom Powder 100g from Indigo Herbs is a 100% pure premium quality Lentinula edodes powder. Shiitake Powder has a long history of cultivation in Japan and China for its amazing taste. Shiitake Mushroom Powder also has a full nutritional profile as well as a high polysaccharides content. An easy to utilize mushroom powder that can be added to superfood smoothies, fruit juice, water or mixed with food.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this fungi. We are unable to advise you on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a herbal practitioner as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Forest Mushroom, Black Forest Mushroom, Shaingugu, Hua Gu, Qua Gu, Xiānggū, Pyogo, Lentin des Chênes, Champignon parfumé

Integrating Superfoods into your daily diet is simple and easy. Superfoods are particularly dense in nutrients, and free from any bulking agents or fillers. By adding superfoods to your daily diet you can fortify your food with super nutrition. Try replacing breakfast with a superfood smoothie. The smoothie can be made with a base of nut milk, seed milk or non-dairy milk such as rice milk, alternatively the main body of the smoothie can be created with fruit or vegetable juices.

Then additional superfood and herb powders can be added to fortify the smoothie with extra beneficial properties, the powders are largely dissolvable and can be scooped in and then blended or shaken until fully mixed in. Superfoods can be easily added to breakfast cereals such as porridge, muesli or granola. The powders, berries, grains, seeds and nuts can also be added to soups, salads, stews, curries, and used as toppings for any meal. Think about what you can replace in your daily diet with Superfoods. For full instructions go to our How to use Superfoods page.

Our Shiitake Mushroom Powder can blended with a superfood smoothie, mixed with fruit juice, taken simply with water or sprinkled into food.


Suggested serving range is 1-2g per day. It is recommended that the powder is added to a large glass of water (300ml) as taking the powder with water increases effectiveness.

1 teaspoon equals 2 grams (1 tsp = 2g)

Indigo Herbs Shiitake Mushroom Powder is grown in a controlled environment on sterile grain based substrate. After the mushrooms have reached maturity then they are harvested and put in specially designed vacuumed sealed dehumidifiers. After the drying process is over the mushrooms are milled using a grade 60 mesh. There is absolutely nothing added to this Shiitake mushroom powder and it has been rigorously checked for foreign contaminants. All production is under GMP standards and is quality assured by Indigo Herbs.

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Swanson Full Spectrum 14 Mushroom Complex (60 caps)
  • Full Spectrum 14 Mushroom Complex from Swanson Premium
  • The world’s best organic mushrooms in one capsule
  • Made with Vegetable Capsules
Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
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Swanson Full Spectrum 14 Mushroom Complex (60 caps) From Asia to South America, Europe to North America, ancient cultures have relied on the healthful powers of mushrooms to help achieve and maintain wellness. Now, we’ve combined the best certified organic mushrooms from the world’s ancient traditions into one comprehensive formula for true global health support. With Asian staples like Reishi, Shiitake and Maitake to the Brazilian Blazei, Chaga from Eastern Europe and Willow Bracket from North America, our 14 Mushroom Complex, in all-veggie capsules, covers all the bases for comprehensive mushroom supplementation.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Blazei Mushroom 35mg, Catepillar Mushroom 35mg, Chaga Mushroom 35mg, Fuling Mushroom 35mg, Lion's Mane Mushroom 35mg, Maitake Mushroom 35mg, Mesimakobu Mushroom 35mg, Oyster Mushroom 35mg, Reishi Mushroom 35mg, Shiitake Mushroom 35mg, Turkey Tail 35mg, Willow Bracket Mushroom 35mg, White Wood Ear Mushroom 35mg, Zhuling Mushroom 35mg, Pullulan (vegetable-derived polysaccharide) (vegetable capsule), organic brown rice flour, rice bran extract.

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