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Japanese Mushrooms – The Japanese diet is synonymous around the world as being wholesome, healthy, and delicious. People are often trying to figure out what it is about the diet that allows the Japanese to eat such tasty foods and yet remain mostly trim.

Their secret? A wide variety of foods that make up a super balanced diet. You’ve probably heard of the phrase “everything in moderation”, but whilst most people may find it hard to stick by, it’s ingrained in the Japanese way of life from the day you are born.

The people of Japan have long praised the health benefits of such goods as matcha, tofu, and miso. What many people don’t realise is that the reason why they always seem to enjoy their foods is in large part because of the variety of mushrooms they incorporate into their diet!

Mushrooms have long been a global source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Not only that, but the varying types of mushrooms that exist means that there’s literally a type of mushroom for every occasion.

The health benefits of mushrooms have proven that they are just as nutritional as they are delicious, possibly even more so!

Honestly, we don’t know anyone who doesn’t love mushrooms, and this article is just to make sure you know that there are way more varieties than you can imagine!

Read on as we detail 8 of the most delicious Japanese mushrooms and why you should eat them.

1. Shiitake Mushrooms

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Encompassing an abundance of flavour and nutritional value, the shiitake mushroom is without a doubt the most famous Japanese mushroom. Usually found in Japanese soups and hotpots, tempura batters, and grills, the …continue reading