Hen-of-the-Woods MAITAKE (Grifola frondosa)
MAITAKE is highly regarded for its culinary and potential health benefits. Hen-of-the-Woods mushrooms have a distinctive, frilly or ruffled appearance, resembling the feathers of a fluffed-up hen, hence the name. They offer various nutrients and bioactive compounds. They are a good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamins (including B vitamins like niacin and riboflavin), minerals (such as potassium, calcium, and phosphorus), and essential amino acids. They also contain polysaccharides, antioxidants, and other bioactive compounds.
- Help stimulate the immune system, support its proper functioning, and enhance the body’s defense against infections and diseases.
- Contain antioxidants that help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
- Have blood sugar-regulating effects.
- Supports healthy digestion and help promote regular bowel movements.