“Maitake” means dancing mushroom in Japanese. The mushroom is said to have gotten its name after people danced with happiness upon finding it in the wild, such are its incredible healing properties. This mushroom is a type of adaptogen.
Maitake mushroom contains chemicals which might help fight tumors, stimulate the immune system, and lower blood sugar and lipid levels.
They have a strong savory, earthy flavor with a peppery finish. They are best served cooked.