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Dried Shiitake Mushroom Dong Gu / Winter Mushroom (100g) - Vita Herbal Nutrition
Dried Shiitake Mushroom Dong Gu / Winter Mushroom (100g) - Vita Herbal Nutrition
Dried Shiitake Mushroom Dong Gu / Winter Mushroom (100g) - Vita Herbal Nutrition

Dried Shiitake Mushroom (Dong Gu/Winter Mushroom) | (100g)

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  • About

    Shiitake mushrooms are commonly used in east Asian cuisine and also medicinally in some cultures. The Dong Gu (冬菇) variety is known as the best grade of Shiitake Mushroom, but this particular mushroom is cultivated in the winter - hence why it is called the 'Dong Gu' which means winter mushroom.

    They grow on logs and particularly the 'Shii' tree, native to southern Japan and South Korea. Dong Gu are brown in colour and have a relatively smooth cap, compared to its cracked cousin - Hua Gu (花菇).

    These are naturally high in vitamin D and contain an essential fatty acid, Linoleic. 


    Dried Shiitake Mushrooms are herbs which may assist with boosting energy and brain function, supporting cardiovascular health, promoting healthy skin, anti-cancerous properties, aid immune function, fight obesity, control blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, contain anti-bacterial properties and helps to build muscle and bones. 

    They are also great to reduce digestion and food allergies. 

    They can be used in a number of culinary dishes (see How to Use dropdown menu). 

    Why Choose Vita?

    Our herb range has been created for a variety of different health goals, for use in cooking recipes.

    The Chinese herbs used are grown using the authentic DaoDI concept (non-sulphur treated) to retain the highest quality ingredient. 

    100g bag

  • Benefits
    • Natural Ingredients - versatile, authentic Chinese herbs
    • Non-Sulphur Treated
    • Vegan & Vegetarian friendly
    • Gluten Free
    • Non-GMO
  • How to Use
  • Dong Gu is widely used in Chinese and Japanese cooking.

    You can stir-fry Dong Gu with Pak Choi, baby corn and oyster sauce or make an interesting Shiitake mushroom risotto!

    Why not add Dong Gu to an omelette with veggies? You can even add avocado on top for some healthy fats.

    You can create a sauce with Marsala wine, shiitakes and ghee - the perfect Chicken Marsala!

    Those of you brought up in Chinese families will be familiar with these traditional Chinese recipes below:

    - Steamed Chicken with Shiitake Mushroom (Dong Gu), Jujube dates and Dried Day Lilies

    - Steamed Buns filled with Chicken and Dong Gu

    - Stuffed Dong Gu with Pork and Chives, in Oyster Sauce

    This meaty mushroom has a smooth, tender texture and is fantastic in stews, soups, stir-fries and much more (all recipes coming soon)!

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