The Maitake has become my favorite edible mushroom, eclipsing the elusive Morel mushroom. Maitake has a distinct earthy flavor and a texture which is not lost in cooking. This fungus is High in Vitamin D, Niacin, Riboflavin, and Potassium. The Maitake mushroom improves heart health by reducing cholesterol. Beta Glucan, which is found in maitake supports a healthy immune system, targets certain types of cancer, and helps with diabetes management.