Fresh Chinese Maitake, Grifola frondosa.
Grifola frondosa , also known as maitake, is a polypore mushroom that grows at the base of trees, particularly oaks. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. It is native to China, Europe, and North America.
Maitake is rich in nutrients, high nutritional value. The amino acids and proteins it contains are two times higher than shiitake. So it has benifits to prevent cancer and to improve the body's immune function. By the experimental study found in United States and Japan, D-fration extract from maitake can effectively activate human immune cells, such as NK cells, T cells antitoxic, phagocytic cells, which can inhibit tumor Cell growth, induced the effect of cancer cell apoptosis. Further, another --sx-fraction extract can effectively control blood sugar, insulin repair, bring good news for many patients with type I and type II diabetes. The details about the nutrient ingredients are as below.
|Nutrient content for maitake (content in 100 gram of edible part)|
|Energy (kJ)||67||Protein (g)||3.7|
|Fat (g)||0.7||Saturated fatty acid (g)||0.1|
|Multi-unsaturated fatty acids (g)||0.1||Mono saturated fatty acids (g)||0.1|
|Carbohydrate (g)||2.7||Dietary Fiber (G)||2.7|
|Soluble dietary fiber (g)||0.3||Insoluble dietary fiber (g)||2.4|
|Sodium (mg)||1||Vitamin B1 (thiome) (mg)||0.25|
|Vitamin D (micro)||3.4||Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.07|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) (mg)||0.49||Folic acid (microcolic acid equivalent)||60|
|Niacin (nicotinium) (mg)||9.10||Phosphorus (mg)||130|
|Pantothenic acid (mg)||0.79||Magnesium (mg)||12|
|Potassium (mg)||330||Iron (mg)||0.5|
|Calcium (mg)||1||Copper (mg)||0.27|
|Water (g)||92||Energy (kcal)||16|
Maitake is an edible mushroom that has been consumed for centuries in China and Japan, where it is one of the major culinary mushrooms.The mushroom is used in many Japanese dishes, such as nabemono. The softer caps must be thoroughly cooked.