This SALE is for 4 pounds of bulk dried Shiitake Mushrooms. These are the same great mushrooms that are customer’s love, the only difference is they are broken slices instead of the regular sliced mushroom. We have an overage of this product and selling below cost to clear out our stock. Don’t let this deal pass you by for there is just a limited supply. Happy Cooking. Shiitake is a forest mushroom native to Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). In China, shiitake is known as hsaing ku, which means fragrant mushroom. The Japanese name, shiitake (shee-tah-kay) is derived from “shii” meaning the shiia or oak tree on which they grow and “take” meaning mushroom. Today shiitakes are the second most cultivated mushroom in the world (the button mushroom is first). Over hundreds of years, the Chinese have perfected growing shiitake naturally on oak logs, so we import those premium Shiitake from China from a small family farm where safe natural farming practices are enforced offering a 100% natural product that is of superior quality. Shiitakes are one of the most popular sources of protein in Asian diets and are often accredited with longevity, vitality, and sound mind. The name shiitake, pronounced she-TAH-kay, is the name these mushrooms are most commonly called in the U.S. and Asia. Dried Shiitake Mushrooms have a wonderful smoky flavor and a meaty texture. They are one of the most culinary versatile mushrooms for their economical price. Shiitake mushrooms are the best all around dried mushrooms for a novice Connoisseur of exotic mushrooms. Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (Lentinus Edodes) have a robust, woodsy flavor that intensifies when dried. Making Dried Mushrooms a favorite to use in your everyday cooking for their wonderfully concentrated flavor, thus being economical for cooking and delicious for use in soups, sauces, stuffing’s and stews.