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Grifola frondosa

maitake

mushroom

TASTING NOTES

Earthy    -   Meaty    -   Peppery

TYPE

SOURCE

Cultivated

Monterey County

FRIDGE LIFE

SEASON

3-5 days

Year-Round

HEALTH BENEFITS

Maitake may very well be the superfood’s superfood. It has been a prominent medicinal and edible mushroom in the East for thousands of years. This potent mushroom boasts an array of benefits.

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how to store

Keep your maitake mushrooms in the fridge, inside the wax paper bag. They'll keep fresh for about 3-5 days.

Pro Tip → Store mushrooms towards the top of the fridge. Avoid the veggie drawer, it's often too cold for them! 

If you don't plan on eating them within the 3 to 5-day window, we recommend:

  • Cooking then storing in the freezer. 

  • Drying in a dehydrator.

  • Drying in the oven at its lowest setting for 2 hours. Flip them halfway through.

Pro Tip → Dried mushrooms can be rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 20 minutes or by tossing them in a simmering soup!

how to PREP

Maitake are very easy to prep - just keep an eye out for substrate on the base of them but otherwise simply cut into the size you need for your recipe and throw them on in! Maitake go well in most any dish or even just on their own.

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recipes we love

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MAITAKE MUSHROOM TACOS

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SEARED MAITAKE MUSHROOMS

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MAITAKE FRENCH DIP SANDWICH