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The cap of the shiitake is colored dark brown and rounded at the top when they are newly formed. But the color fades and the cap flattens out as the mushroom ages and dries.
Aside from being low-calorie, Shiitake mushrooms provide high amounts of fiber as well as B vitamins and other minerals.
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Texture and Recommended Preparation
Shiitake is not just an aid to your nutritional needs, but shiitake can also be added to a wealth of recipes. Shiitakes are also an excellent meat substitute for vegetarians.