3.5 oz. package. The Shiitake is a mushroom powerhouse. Its flavor is strong in umami, yet not overpowering, and it can be prepared using a number of cooking techniques. The cap of the Shiitake is colored dark brown and rounded at the top when they are newly formed, but the color fades and the cap flattens out as the mushroom ages and dries.
Shiitake mushrooms are native to East Asia and have been consumed in many Asian countries for centuries. Now, this dense brown mushroom is enjoyed all over the world in a variety of dishes. In fact, Shiitake mushrooms contribute about 25% of the world’s yearly production of mushrooms!