Maitake powder 40g ( Grifola frondosa ). Known as the dancing mushroom in Japan, hen of the woods is a fantastic fall mushroom found growing on Oak trees around the world. Its distinctive umami flavour is one of the reasons it is such a popular mushroom as it can easily be used in place of other more common grocery store varieties, however with a superior flavour. Also known as a medicinal mushroom, maitake has a place along with Lions Mane, Reishi and Turkey Tail, albeit a better tasting place. Use as a flavour enhancer for soups, stews and gravies. The rich flavour will shine in sauces, sprinkled on top of pizza or pasta and anywhere you want the pleasant mushroomy flavour.
Maitake is typically used fresh or as a dried powder as when it is dried whole, the mushroom becomes near rock hard and doesn't reconstitute easily. Our hand picked wild Maitake comes from eastern forests in Ontario Canada and is ground into a fine, easy to use powder.