The Shiitake is a medicinal mushroom edible very popular in Asia, especially China and Japan, for its important therapeutic properties. The shiitake mushrooms contain all the essential amino acids, some in the free state, others in the form of proteins. They are rich in minerals such as potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, aluminum, calcium, sulfur and iron, and have large amounts of vitamins of the B group, important for the harmonious development of all the structures of the body, the nervous tissue including. Has a special flavor, slightly spicy taste that makes it unique and very versatile in the preparation of numerous recipes. The shiitake is useful for lowering cholesterol levels in the blood (about 10% a week with a daily dose of 100g), protects the liver and helps the intestine in the formation of the bacterial load; finally, the presence of magnesium helps in situations of particular physical fatigue.