Maitake mushrooms are a type of edible mushroom that is native to Japan and North America. They are also known as hen-of-the-woods or sheep's head mushrooms, and are prized for their meaty texture and rich, earthy flavor. When dried, maitake mushrooms have a slightly nutty and smoky taste, and can be reconstituted in water and added to a variety of dishes.
They are often used in soups, stews, and stir-fries, and can also be enjoyed on their own as a snack. With their distinctive flavor and texture, dried maitake mushrooms are a great addition to any pantry.
Botanical Name: Grifola frondosa
Also known as: Maitake, Grifola frondosa, Champignon Maitake, Hongo Maitake, Grifola, Roi des Champignons, King of Mushrooms, Champignon Dansant, Dancing Mushroom, Champignon des Fous Dansants, Mushroom, Monkey's Bench, Shelf Fungi, Hen of the Woods, Champignon Maitake