Hen of the Woods(Grifola frondosa) also goes by another name. “Maitake” means “to dancing” in Japanese. It is said that the mushroom takes its name from people who have happily danced to find it in the wild.
The Mushroom grows wild in parts of Japan, China and North America. It grows in the depths of oak, elm and maple. It can even be grown at home, although it does not usually grow as well as it does in the wild. Normally, the fungus can be found during the autumn months.
Although the maitake mushroom has been used in Japan and China for thousands of years, it has only gained popularity in the US over the past twenty years. People praise this mushroom for its promise of health, vitality and longevity. You can read more in our article about hen of the woods mushroom.
Compared to other mushrooms, Maitake has shown great results in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other health problems. Maitake also has a positive effect on overall immunity.
This Mushrooms is a kind of adaptogen. Adaptogens help the body to fight any mental or physical difficulties. They also work on the regulation of unbalanced body systems. Although this mushroom is commonly used for flavor in recipes, it is also considered a medicinal mushroom.
Maitake mushrooms are rich in:
Vitamins B and C
Scientists are currently investigating the unique way in which the fungus promotes overall health and combats disease.
1 pound, hen of the woods, mushrooms
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 onion, sliced thin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons chopped mixed herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, and marjoram are all great with mushrooms
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup Italian parsley leaves, chopped
1. Thoroughly clean mushrooms.
2. Cut and discard all hard parts.
3. Cut the mushrooms from 1/8 “to 1/4” thick.
4. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, cook for 1 minute and add the hen of the woods mushrooms.
5. Cook with constant stirring for 8 to 10 minutes, until the mushrooms have released their juice and brown.
6. Add the garlic powder and white wine, increase the heat and simmer for another 2 minutes until the wine has completely evaporated.
7. Mix the herbs; Mix well and taste. Add parsley and serve.
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