When you use Shiitake powder, the Umami taste of the food becomes richer, and the salt taste becomes stronger as well, so you can naturally reduce salt. Purest Shiitake powder brings out the best tastes, not by masking or adding another flavor, and with less salt required. We won the grand prize of the Sustainable Award 2020 from the Japanese Government.
Shiitake Powder is a very delicate and subtle taste enhancer. It is a pure and natural Umami booster that creates a longer-lasting and deeper finish for the foods you eat. Once you experience and discover Umami, it becomes almost addictive, a taste sensation you want to return to and return to.
Our Shiitake Powder is made from 100% forest-grown Shiitake mushrooms. They are kosher certified and are grown using a sustainable cultivation method.
Tips and tricks:
Adding a little water to Shiitake powder and waiting 10 minutes before using maximizes 3x the Umami Flavor! One dry Tbsp equals one pre-soaked tsp, the same Umami boosting power. The drying and rehydrating process of Shiitake produces "Guanylate," a natural Umami energizer. Guanylate amplifies the Umami taste of all foods. If the MSG is already in the dish, Shiitake powder can no longer improve the dish's natural Umami taste. Because MSG contains a little Guanylate (the synthetic Shiitake Umami ingredient.)
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