would have guessed...
- Shiitake mushroom
production reached 1,322,000 metric tons in 1997 which accounts
for over 25% of the world's edible mushrooms... that's a lot of
- Japan produces over
80% of the world's Shiitake mushrooms.
- Shiitakes can be
pickled... what will they think of next?
- The gills turn
yellow-brown when the mushroom cap starts to dry out.
- The best way to store
the Shiitake is to place it in a wooden box and put it in a
dark, cold, and dry place.
Hello! My name is
Abby Hendzel. I am a freshmen at the
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
My major is Biology with a concentration in biomedical science and a
minor in chemistry. I am also a pre-med student and hope to
one day be a dermatologist. I think skin is fascinating and I
enjoy spending my free time learning about the body's largest organ.
I picked the
Shiitake mushroom as my project topic mainly because I love its
name. Also, I have never tried this particular fungus before
and thought this would be a great time try it (I did, and it was
quite tasty!). Thanks for visiting my page, and I hope you gain
a better appreciation and understanding of
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