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Grifola frondosa/ maitake/dancing mushroom (8 oz/Bag)
Maitake mushrooms [aka hen of the woods] offer a wide range of health benefits. A key component in maitake mushrooms is beta-glucan, a type of polysaccharide, a long molecule of carbohydrates found to affect the immune system. Maitake is often said to boost immune function and, in turn, fight certain infections. Maitake is also touted as a natural remedy for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It's even being researched as a potential cancer-fighter. . . Other uses are for diabetes, hypertension and polycystic ovary syndrome. https://www.verywellfit.com/the-benefits-of-maitake-89037
Grifola frondosa is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of trees, particularly oaks. The mushroom is commonly known among English speakers as hen-of-the-woods, ram's head and sheep's head. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. In the United States' supplement market, as well as in Asian grocery stores, the mushroom is known by its Japanese name maitake ("dancing mushroom"). It is native to China, Europe, and North America.
From the manufacturer:
Grifola frondosa, commonly known as "dancing mushroom", is a mushroom for both food and medicine. It is often wild around chestnut trees in summer and autumn. The fruit body is fleshy, with short stalks and coral-like branches, overlapping into clumps. Its appearance is graceful and multi-layered like a chrysanthemum; its smell and fragrance are overflowing and refreshing; its flesh is crispy, refreshing, and tasty. It is nutritious and has high medicinal value. In recent years, as a health food, it has become popular in markets from Japan and Singapore to the West.