Chicken, Zucchini and Shiitake Mushroom

Chicken, Zucchini and Shiitake Mushroom

div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EwbhG04tEj0/UJKxsj6zt-I/AAAAAAAAF7Q/1-KlOFotbJE/s1600/Picture+136-002.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EwbhG04tEj0/UJKxsj6zt-I/AAAAAAAAF7Q/1-KlOFotbJE/s1600/Picture+136-002.jpg" //a/divbr /My new found love, fresh Shiitake mushrooms!!   We have been enjoying the dried Shiitake mushrooms for ages but recently I spotted some fresh Shiitake mushrooms and being one that never tasted a fresh Shiitake mushroom before, I was eager to give it a try.  I was pleasantly surprised by the fragrant of this fresh mushroom as it had the same earthy, smoky flavor as the dried ones and oh so delicious!  It also more meaty in texture than the white button mushroom and has more potent antioxidant, L-ergothioneine that helps the body to fight off free radicals.  It also has a compound called lentinan that keep the immune system strong and resistant to infection and disease.  Lentinan can also protects against cancer as the studies shown that it has the anti-tumor effect by slowing or reversing the tumor growth.  Not to say it also a good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, dietary fiber and contains vitamins and minerals such as selenium and potassium just to name a few.  I am totally in love with this fresh Shiitake mushroom and hence it will be my mushroom of choice when I go shopping in the Asian market.  But since I am also one that voted for variety of food in my family diet, I would buy other variety of mushrooms too like oyster mushroom, enoki mushrooms, king oyster mushroom, crimini, portobello, beech mushrooms and etc. br /br /I will be sharing this easy recipe with you in the next page which turned out to be surprisingly delicious! br /br /br //diva href="http://belachan2.blogspot.com/2012/11/chicken-zucchini-and-shiitake-mushroom.html#more"Continue to read more or for recipe./a

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