A report on Shiitake

Fresh shiitake mushroom in the vegetable market at Hong Kong
Shiitake growing wild in Hokkaido
Korean pyogo-bokkeum (stir-fried shiitake mushroom)
Japanese ekiben {{nihongo||椎茸めし|shiitake-meshi}}
Lentinan, a beta-glucan isolated from the shiitake mushroom
Young shiitake mushrooms on a log

Edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is now cultivated and consumed around the globe.

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Castanopsis cuspidata

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Species of Castanopsis native to southern Japan and southern Korea.

Species of Castanopsis native to southern Japan and southern Korea.

Its dead wood serves as host to many mushroom types, including the shiitake, which literally means Castanopsis mushroom.

Castanopsis

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Genus of evergreen trees belonging to the beech family, Fagaceae.

Genus of evergreen trees belonging to the beech family, Fagaceae.

Strip mining for fossil Castanopsis in the form of lignite ("brown coal"). Garzweiler (Germany), 2006. Click to enlarge; note Bagger 288 and 289 in the left background.
Shii (Castanopsis cuspidata) parts drawing
Castanopsis sieboldii leaves

The well-known and commercially important shiitake mushroom likes to grow on the logs of C. cuspidata and derives its common name from this: shii-take simply means "Castanopsis cuspidata mushroom".

White mushrooms - while common, they are just one of the many types of mushrooms cultivated and eaten

Edible mushroom

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Edible mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi (fungi which bear fruiting structures that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye).

Edible mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi (fungi which bear fruiting structures that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye).

White mushrooms - while common, they are just one of the many types of mushrooms cultivated and eaten
Assorted wild edible mushrooms in a basket
Commercially cultivated Japanese edible mushroom species - clockwise from left, enokitake, buna-shimeji, bunapi-shimeji, king oyster mushroom and shiitake
Auricularia auricula-judae
Lactarius salmonicolor
A. muscaria, a conditionally-edible species
The photochemistry of Vitamin D biosynthesis
Chanterelles in the wild
Common white mushrooms cooking, from raw (lower left) to cooked (upper right)
thumb|Baskets of mixed culinary mushrooms at the San Francisco Ferry Building
Calvatia gigantea, the giant puffball for sale at a market in England
A collection of Boletus edulis of varying ages
Hericium coralloides
Clitocybe nuda
Black Périgord truffle, cut in half
Lingzhi, a well-known mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), also called "Reishi"
Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
Common Morel (Morchella esculenta)
A collection of dried mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms prepared using portabello mushrooms

Mushrooms, especially dried shiitake, are sources of umami flavor.

Miso soup with tofu, wakame, and onion

Miso soup

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Traditional Japanese soup consisting of a dashi stock into which softened miso paste is mixed.

Traditional Japanese soup consisting of a dashi stock into which softened miso paste is mixed.

Miso soup with tofu, wakame, and onion
Shijimi miso soup at a Tokyo restaurant

The most common dashi soup stocks for miso soup are made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito (similar to skipjack tuna)), or hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake).

Buddha's delight

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Vegetarian dish well known in Chinese and Buddhist cuisine.

Vegetarian dish well known in Chinese and Buddhist cuisine.

Dishes provided by the vegetarian cuisine house of a Buddhist temple in Qibao on a food delivery app. The Buddha's delight lies in the bottom of the picture,named simply by the two main ingredients from its Shanghai-styled alternative "Braised Shiitake and Wheat Gluten in a pot" (香菇面筋煲)

Black mushrooms (冬菇; pinyin: dōnggū)

Lentinan

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Lentinan is a polysaccharide isolated from the fruit body of shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes mycelium).

Populus

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Genus of 25–30 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere.

Genus of 25–30 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere.

Mature trembling aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) with young regeneration in foreground, in Fairbanks, Alaska
Male catkins of Populus × canadensis
The seeds of the poplar tree are easily dispersed by the wind, thanks to the fine hairs surrounding them.
A Populus on a hill through April, September, October, February (Germany)
Populus nigra in autumn
Populus × petrowskiana ("Czar's Poplar") in Heinola, Finland
Leaves of Populus lasiocarpa
Fastigiate black poplar cultivar of the Plantierensis group, in Hungary
Poplars dominate the flora of Khorog City Park, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Popular Populus variety G48 in Punjab, India; Jhalli Farms Village Niara/Hoshiarpur
Traditional Pamiris house
Rotor poplar and willow cuttings planter, planting a new nursery of poplar for biomass with short rotation

Logs from the poplar provide a growing medium for shiitake mushrooms.

Ergocalciferol

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Type of vitamin D found in food and used as a dietary supplement.

Type of vitamin D found in food and used as a dietary supplement.

Vitamin D2 supplements

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