Now we are getting into the mushrooms that you probably recognize from the supermarket.
Shiitake is commonly eaten in Asian cuisine. It goes really well in soups or stir fries.
Like many of the mushrooms on this list, shiitake is great at protecting against cancer and lowering cholesterol.
An ingredient in shiitake mushrooms called lentinan is such a potent substance that it's now the third-most prescribed anti-cancer drug in the world.
Shiitake can also be used to treat viral infections such as hepatitis C and HPV. As well as most conditions where the immune system is compromised. They might even help prevent dental cavities!