These are smooth and spongy and have a rich and smoky flavor. Yes, I am talking about shiitake mushrooms. These are the mushrooms that you find in the delicious traditional Japanese miso soup. These mushrooms have almost ten times the flavor of the commonly seen white button mushrooms and that's not all; these are also much more nutritious than the white variety.
Traditionally, these mushrooms have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. These days, they can be easily found in supermarkets around the world. Let's have a look at the nutritional value of shiitake mushrooms and its health benefits.