Functional Mushrooms

  • Scientific name

    Grifola frondosa

  • Nickname

    Dancing mushroom

Learn about Maitake paired with coffee

Maitake is also known as “hen of the woods” due to its feathered like appearance. However, this name doesn’t give an accurate representation of its powerful health benefits contained in this mushroom.



“One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants containing high levels of vitamins B and C and potassium.”


Beyond its huge support of the immune system, it has also been shown to have a beneficial effect on cholesterol and blood sugar levels helping to keep them at healthy levels. In addition, Maitake contains a lot of prebiotic fibre which in turn promotes a healthy gut fauna. Studies are also ongoing in one very interesting area - looking at whether Maitake can fight the growth and reproduction of cancerous cells.

An all round potent tonic for the body and immune system - protecting you from threats as well as working to repair damage. It works hand in hand with Chaga in our Live Well coffee. It’s also one of the functional mushrooms that tastes delicious so feel free to add some to your favourite dish!



Getting ill less often


Recovering quicker if you do get ill


Firing on all cylinders


Healthy gut


Lower cholesterol levels


Our products with Maitake