Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide.
They are prized for their rich, savoury taste and diverse health benefits.
Shiitake are edible mushrooms native to East Asia.
They're tan to dark brown, with caps that grow between 2 and 4 inches (5 and 10 cm).
While typically eaten like vegetables, shiitake are fungi that grow naturally on decaying hardwood trees.