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Shiitake mushrooms now available in Zimbabwe, a wonderfull gourmet and medicinal mushroom.


I have good news for all Zimbabweans, Mushtella is introducing two medicinal mushrooms for your enjoyment as food as well as boosting your immune system. Today I will talk about shiitake mushroom.

This mushroom has been used for centuries as medicine in China however research has been done on the mushroom and more research continues to be done throughout the world.

This is not only good for consumers but also to growers who can now add variety to their existing types and get high prices on this medicinal mushroom. Besides being medicinal this mushroom is also excelent in its nutritional value. More on its nutritional benefits in future posts. Shiitake is very popular in Traditional Chineese Medicine (TCM), where you can have it fresh,dried,powdered and the invention of modern technology has led to the extraction of the medicinal material and is made into capsules and other forms of medicine.

Addition of shiitake to a daily diet is highly recommended to mantain good nutrition, to boost the immune system and to prevent various diseases. Some of the known medicinal benefits are :

*cholestorol reducer
*liver-protective action
*kidney tonic
*immune enhancer
*blood sugar moderator
*blood pressure
These benefits are from recent research and its traditional use as TCM

For more information on shiitake mushrooms follow the links below

link 1, link 2

The information presented herein by Mushtella is intended for educational purposes. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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Food revolution day: The role of mushrooms in ones health and its cholesterol reducing properties.


As I join others in the world on this day: Food revolution day. I would like to call upon all Zimbabweans to pay atention to what they eat. I would also like to encourage people to know their health status all the time last but not least physical activity is crucial to ones health.

As a mushroom farmer I am happy to play my role in building a health society in my small way.

Mushrooms are rich in the non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) chitin and beta-gluten. Recent research demonstrates that these NSP, or dietary fibre, can help to reduce blood cholesterol and protect against heart disease.

Let’s fight obesity and we will reduce diseases associated with it, mushrooms do not have fat and yet they are rich in protein,vitamins and minerals.

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