Maitake mushrooms have been increasing in U.S. popularity over the last 5 years for both their culinary and medicinal uses. Our powder is 100% Maitake mushroom and works well for medicinal or culinary uses. Maitake powder smells great and tastes even better. It can be used as herbal supplement made into tea or sprinkled over foods. It's culinary uses are endless. Add the powder to soups, stews, rice, and casseroles to add interest and depth of flavor.