Dried Shiitake Mushrooms is one of the most popular ingredients in Chinese cuisine and Chinese Shiitake Mushrooms with cracks is the top grade. They are typically available year-round to improve foods flavor.
There are two types of dehydrated mushrooms which could be classified into four grades according to the size., the first being dried shiitake mushrooms with white fissures on the caps and the other with light brown fissures on the caps.
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms Nutrition:
The process of drying the shiitake mushroom improves its overall nutritional value. Just one example is vitamin D, which increases from 4 IU in one serving of raw mushrooms to 26 IU when dried. Some sources state that shiitakes provide 19 percent of the daily value (DV) of iron and 10 percent of the DV of vitamin C, protein and fiber.
One serving has 44 calories, 3 percent DV of protein, 4 percent DV of total carbohydrates and an insignificant amount of fats and sugars. Shiitakes are a great source of dietary fiber; one serving provides 7 percent of your daily value.
In addition to their culinary uses, shiitake mushrooms have long been used for medicinal purposes because they are rich in vitamins and minerals with potently high levels of vitamin B2, B12 and vitamin D.