Persimmon Hill Farm has been growing Shiitake Mushrooms for more than 20 years, developing products such as our award-winning Shiitake Mushroom Sauce, Dried Shiitake Mushrooms and our Cream of Shiitake Mushroom Soup that showcase the smoky flavor of these log-grown mushrooms prized by chefs around the world. We even have a Shiitake Mushroom Growing Kit, perfect for the home chef and mushroom lovers as well as students interested in a unique horticulture project.
Shiitake Mushrooms have been a treasured delicacy in Oriental cultures for centuries, valued for their earthy, rich flavor as well as the health benefits ascribed to them by traditional Oriental healers. Western research indicates that these dark, meaty-textured mushrooms contain antioxidants and a cholesterol-lowering amino acid, as well as compounds that boost the immune system and have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties. Shiitakes are high in protein and contain niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, potassium and iron. At the same time, they have no cholesterol and no fat, making them a healthy and delicious alternative to meat.