Maitake Mushroom

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  • Grifola frondosa
  • Origin: USA
Maitake Mushroom


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Common Name

Standardized: maitake
Other: dancing mushroom, hen-of-the-woods

Botanical Name

Grifola frondosa (Dicks.: Fr.) S.F. Gray
Plant Family: Polyporaceae


Polyporus frondosus


Our Maitake is cultivated in the USA using wheat bran and soy bean hulls as a growing medium. Maitake is a Japanese mushroom closely related to polyporus used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The word Maitake is literally translated from Japanese as "dancing mushroom," so named because in ancient times people who found Maitake could exchange it for its weight in silver, leading to their dancing in celebration. Maitake is recognized by its small, overlapping tongue- of fan-shaped caps, usually fused together at the base of a host tree stump or on tree roots.

Parts Used

Dried mushroom (fruiting body).

Typical Preparations

Added to cooking, teas, tinctures, powders, encapsulations.


Grown on a wheat bran and soy bean hull substrate.
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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.