The mushroom body is too woody to be consumed thus all recipes call for the cooking or soaking out of the beneficial properties. There are a few ways to make the whole and sliced reishi. I do include directions with the mushrooms
You can consume the powders as they are.
We also carry whole reishi, reishi powder and reishi extract powder
You can also search “reishi recipes” online for other preparation methods.
This mushroom is slightly chewier than other mushrooms and requires half an hour soaking time before use if not adding them to soups. The Chinese, who value a combination of textures in their dishes, make great use of this mushroom. They are also known as cloud ear, silver ear or tree ear.
Maitake is a delicious and much sought-after mushroom with excellent nutritional and medicinal properties. Up to now, availability has been limited due in part to the difficulty of cultivation.
Maitake has a robust, earthy flavor and fragrance. This mushroom can be prepared in many ways including stir-fry, sauté, and baked. Tempura-battered, deep-fried Maitake is very popular in Japan. Statement on health benefits have not been approved by the F.D.A.
Known as: Maitake, Hen of the woods, Grifola frondosa, sheeps head, rams head.