Hen of the Woods

Maitake has a good taste, a rich woodsy taste, crisp texture, and an excellent aroma. Maitake are also known as Hen of the Woods, Dancing Mushroom, Grifola frondosa and sheepshead. This is a very popular mushroom. Sauté them in olive oil and a little butter, good in stew, spaghetti sauce, and in stir fry. Certified Organic
This is one of the mushrooms you can clean and slice and freeze for future use, so if you do not use it in a week, just clean, slice, put on a cookie sheet in the freezer until they are frozen through, then put in freezer bags for use later.
Maitake are also known for its health benefits. Google : Maitake or Grifola frondosa to see the wide range.
Caution:  Use caution when trying this species for the first time; it is one of those for which "allergies" in some individuals are reported.Try only a bite or two if you have never eaten it before--and, if things go well, the sturdy mushrooms will definitely last a week or more in the refrigerator for further consumption.
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