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Description: Famous for their rich texture and smoky flavor, shiitake mushrooms are the second most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms, readily available on market shelves worldwide. Compared with white button mushrooms, shiitakes are estimated to have more than 10 times the flavor. That is way n Japan, they are served in miso soup and vegetarian dashi, and in China they are sautéed in vegetarian dishes such as Buddha's delight. This can intensify when they're dried and reconstituted by soaking in water. Although they still grow wild in East Asia, they are mostly mass produced in China using sawdust blocks, pesticides and fungicides. Today, more than 360 growers in the North America and Europe utilize the labor-intensive, but superior "forest farming" method to produce shiitake mushrooms on hardwood logs.
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