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.
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.