Maitake was discovered in Japan, where it has been enjoyed as a super food for thousands of years. Maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese, as it is said that foragers used to dance upon finding this incredibly nourishing fungi. Maitake has proven itself as one of the most nutritionally rich polypore mushrooms out there, containing a wealth of health-beneficial compounds like beta-glucans, antioxidants, phytosterols, fibre, vitamins B and C, potassium, minerals, and amino acids… just to name a few. Through scientific investigation, Maitake has demonstrated the ability to support the immune system and be a valuable part of overall wellbeing.
One of maitake’s most powerful effects is on the immune system. It has been used to ward off disease for millennia and is enjoyed by many for its mild flavour in extract form.