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Maitake Mushroom Powder

€11.50

Producer: Tuinje van Adam

Origin: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Maitake is among the world’s most beneficial functional mushrooms. Simply add half to one teaspoon of the powder to teas, smoothies and juices, or sprinkle it over food to enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits. Maitake with its smoky, woody flavor and its ability to boost vitality can also add some extra flavour and a nutritional kick to a range of dishes including soups, salads and sauces.

Available for shipping or local pickup.

Weight

For bulk wholesale prices please contact us with your request at store@wildsagefoods.nl

About Maitake Mushroom Powder

The maitake (Grifola frondosa) is a mushroom that grows at the base of trees, especially oaks, and has a white to brownish-grey colour. The mushroom is native to China, Europe and North America. The name maitake comes from the Japanese words mai (dance) and take (mushroom), which therefore means the dancing mushroom.

Maitake mushrooms have a wild, feathery look and a smoky and woody flavor that cooks adore. Maitake mushrooms are available fresh or dried in gourmet markets, Asian markets or upscale supermarkets. They can be simply stir-fried or sauteed and then pureed into a soup.

Maitake is a mushroom that traditionally has been used in Japan and China as part of the diet and to treat diabetes and hypertension. Like other medicinal mushrooms, it contains a complex sugar called beta-glucan. In laboratory and human studies, maitake extract was able to stimulate various cells and factors in the immune system. Studies in animals show that it slows the growth of certain tumors and lowers blood sugar levels.

Storage and shelf life

Maitake Mushroom Powder has a shelf life of two to three years if properly stored at room temperature or below. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and seal in a reusable container. Avoid all contact with moisture

Shipping and delivery

The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.

The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.

Nutricional information

Per 100g

Energy KJ – 1180KJ

Energy Kcal – 283Kcal

Protein – 17.69g

Fat – 3.57g

of which saturates – 0.55g

Carbohydrate – 26.60g

of which sugars – 7.73g

Sodium – <0.010g

Salt – 0.02g

How to use

Supplemental Powder: Maitake mushroom powder is a fantastic addition to a variety of teas, smoothies, or culinary creations. It’s recommended to use 3-7 grams of Maitake into whatever food is applicable for daily use. Maitake’s effects are cumulative. You probably won’t notice anything after using it just once or sporadically. It can take a few weeks to 2 months to notice an effect.

Coffee: Mushroom-infused coffee has recently grown in popularity. Simply mix the one part mushroom powder with three parts of coffee grounds. Brew with your normal method.

Capsules: Mushroom powder can also be put into capsules and taken as part of a daily vitamin intake. Follow the same dosage for supplemental powder.

Unlike other medicinal mushrooms, maitake doesn’t seem to have anti-inflammatory effects, thus those with autoimmune diseases and women who are pregnant should not take it. Take with vitamin C, research has shown vitamin C increases the absorption of polysaccharides in the body. Add an orange, some camu camu or a multivitamin to your maitake routine!

Other interesting information

Konno S, et al. A possible hypoglycaemic effect of maitake mushroom on Type 2 diabetic patients. Diabet Med 2001 Dec;18(12):1010

Hong L, Xun M, Wutong W. Anti-diabetic effect of an alpha-glucan from fruit body of maitake (Grifola frondosa) on KK-Ay mice. Pharm Pharmacol. 2007 Apr;59(4):575-82.

Deng G, Lin H, Seidman A, et al. A phase I/II trial of a polysaccharide extract from Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom) in breast cancer patients: immunological effects. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2009 Sep;135(9):1215-21

Shomori K, Yamamoto M, Arifuku I, Teramachi K, Ito H. Antitumor effects of a water-soluble extract from Maitake (Grifola frondosa) on human gastric cancer cell lines. Oncol Rep. 2009 Sep;22(3):615-20.

Lin H, de Stanchina E, Zhou XK, et al. Maitake beta-glucan promotes recovery of leukocytes and myeloid cell function in peripheral blood from paclitaxel hematotoxicity. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2010 Jun;59(6):885-97.

Li L, Guo WL, Zhang W, et al. Grifola frondosa polysaccharides ameliorate lipid metabolic disorders and gut microbiota dysbiosis in high-fat diet fed rats. Food Funct. 2019 May 22;10(5):2560-2572.
Tasty & fresh
Tuinje van Adam’s maitake mushroom powder comes in small batches directly from the farm in Amsterdam. Each batch is sampled to ensure texture, taste and smell are ideal for every use.

Local
Tuinje van Adam grows all of their products here in Amsterdam – it doesn’t get more local than that.

Our impact
This product is very low impact. All maitke mushroom powder is locally sourced and delivered by the farmer to our store, resulting in a low carbon footprint. You can buy as much as you want and take it home in reusable containers, nearly eliminating waste.

Organic
Tuinje van Adam produces this high quality product without chemicals, pesticides, or genetically modified spores in growing, storage, processing or shipping. Detailed records are kept for all batches and strict hygienic measures are maintained. We have visited their farm and can attest to this. Yet, like many small farms, organic certification is not financially feasible.

Producer's impact
You can rest assured that Tuinje van Adam is a sustainable and ethical producer.