Shitake Mushroom (In Nepali called as Mrige chyau) :
- Japanese derived word “Shi” : wood and “take” : mushroom (i.e, mushroom that grows on woods)
- Common name: Shitake, Golden Oak or Black forest Mushroom
- Cap is convex having gills with white spores centrally attached stems.
- Naturally grows on decaying trees native to Japan, Korea and China below 30⁰C.
- Shitake is now leading cultivated edible mushroom contributing to 22% of world supply (Ref: Royse et al., 2017).
Why Shitake mushroom is famous?
- Longer shelf life. Can be store for more than a year upon drying.
- Grown with available resources giving high value end product.
- Low investment high return for small holder farmers
Per 100 g (3.5 oz): Energy 1,238 kJ Carbohydrates 75.37g. Sugars 2.21 g, Dietary fiber 11.5 g, Fat 0.99 g, Protein 9.58 g,Vitamins: Thiamine (B1) (26%) , Riboflavin (B2) (106%), Niacin (B3)(94%), Pantothenic acid (B5) (438%) , Vitamin B6 (74%), Folate (B9) (41%), Vitamin C (4%) , Vitamin D (26%) , Minerals: Cal1%), Fe (13%), Mg(37%), Mn (56%), P(42%), K(33%), Na (1%) & Zn(81%).
Health benefits of eating Shitake mushroom:
- Anti-cancer property
- Good for anameia
- Cholesterol reduction
- Rich in Vit B-complex
We are in research phase of its production in artificial logs which is first time in Nepal.
We do provide dried Shitake at the rate of Rs.1300/kg which is imported from China.