Jacob’s Gourmet Mushrooms is an organic mushroom farm, located right here in Denver, less than 2 miles north of the CoCo facility. Many of Jacob’s mushrooms have been available at restaurants in the Denver area since 2018. Now, all of these gorgeous mushrooms will be available for delivery, straight to your front-door!
All mushrooms will be packaged neatly in a compostable tin-tie bag, so be sure to tear out the aluminum tie before composting the rest!
Shiitake mushrooms - Lentinula edodes - are more flavorful than button mushrooms and pack a punch nutritionally. They are woody in flavor and meaty in texture, an excellent addition to any Asian dish. Shiitakes provide high levels of protein, potassium, niacin, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Shiitakes also have antiviral and immunity boosting properties.
In China they are used nutritionally to fight viruses, lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure. Researchers S. Suzuki and Oshima found that a raw shiitake eaten daily for one week lowered serum cholesterol by 12%. The foundation of this mushroom's impressive health benefits is due to polysaccharides that build up the immune system.
Drying Shiitake mushrooms brings out a more robust flavor. It also is the most preferred method to storing these mushrooms long term. They can easily be re-hydrated by soaking and boiling in water. The best way to use dried Shiitake mushrooms is by cooking them in soups, stews, and gravies.