Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)

Nutritional Content of Shiitake Lentinula edodes

  • Protein: 13-18% (15% in caps) – all essential amino acids
  • Niacin/B3
  • Thiamin B1
  • Riboflavin B2
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Polysaccharides – especially Lentinan
  • Alkaloid – eritadenine
  • Fatty acids – mostly unsaturated
  • Enzymes
  • Hemicellulose compounds

Some of the constituents in Shiitake include: fatty acids (largely unsaturated); over thirty different enzymes;  proteins (containing all the essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids);  eritadenine;  ergothioneine; vitamins B-2; varying levels of Vitamin D2; and the glucan polysaccharide, lentinan.