Maitake AKA “Hen of The Woods” (Grifola frondose).
A tasty medicinal fungus with an earthy flavor known as maitake, sometimes known as “Hen of the Woods,” can be found in broad-leaved deciduous woodlands in North America and Japan, usually at the bases of trees. The Maitake mushroom is known as “The Dancing Mushroom” because, according to legend, it was originally worth its weight in silver and its discoverers danced with glee when they discovered it. Has a Beta-glucans, vitamin B and C, copper, potassium, fiber, minerals, and amino acids are all abundant in maitake. This remarkable fungus is a form of adaptogen that helps the body fight off both physical and mental illnesses.