Grifola frondosa is commonly called “hen of the woods,” since its frond-like growths resemble the feathers of a fluffed chicken. Maitake is the name given to the mushroom by the Japanese who are also the ones to have pioneered its cultivation.
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Maitake is a polypore mushroom with a distinct meaty texture with a subtle citronella-like finish.
Its long sought after by chefs but with few growers and a difficult growing cycle are rare to be found in BC's markets. Research involving maitake's medicinal value point towards it's benefits to the immune system and it's nutritional value of a high vitamin D content. It is one of the most choice and delicious mushrooms of all wild and cultivated varieties.