Boost your Immune System with Shiitake Mushrooms

As winter approaches, I wanted to outline the remarkable health benefits of shiitake mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are great at boosting your IMMUNE SYSTEM!



Shiitake mushrooms have their origins in China, though the name was created in Japan. They come in fresh and dried forms, with dried shiitake having a more intense flavour. There are also various types of shiitake mushrooms distinguished by the size of their pileu (caps). As a staple superfood in Japanese cuisine, I enjoy incorporating shiitake mushrooms into my meals for their outstanding nutritional value.

Fresh Shiitake mushroom


Shiitake mushrooms are packed with nutrients which can boost our immune function, reducing the risk of infections and combatting against diseases.

They contain:

  • Lentinan
  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B2, B6
  • Slenium
  • Zinc
  • Antioxidant vitamin C

All of these nutrients work together to stimulate a healthy immune system. Particularly, Lentinan is known for its ability to stimulate immune activity by increasing the efficacy of cells that combat viruses. Lentinan also plays a role in activating cells to fight against cancer, with laboratory studies indicating its ability to slow cancer growth.

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2015 found that consuming mushrooms enhances cellular function and enhances gut immunity. Furthermore, mushroom consumption was associated with alleviating inflammation. 

Noodle soup loaded with Japanese superfoods including shiitake mushrooms

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