1.Maitake is classed as a polypore, a mushroom without the common feature of a singular cap and gills. Instead, it has multiple branching stems with flowery-ruffed caps. The underside of these caps is covered with a thin layer of densely packed pores. common name is lotus flower, because of the shape is like dance skirt, so Japanese name it as dance mushroom.
2.Maitake is a precious fungus as food and medicine. Recently it is popular in American and Japanese market as a kind of excellent health caring food, and its unique nutrition and medical value attracts ever wider attention. Maitake polysaccharide has anticancer and anti-HIV function and can adjust immune and incretion and nutrition metabolizing. Maitake mushroom is also good in curing hepatitis.
3.Maitake mushrooms are a flavorful and nutritious food group and the good sources of B-Vitamins: Thiamine, Riboflavin and Niacin. They contain all the essential amino acids. These are perfect powdered materials for formulating immune system boosting dietary supplements and natural cosmetics.