Maitake is appreciated not only by gourmets, but also by scientists who discovered its healing properties. The taste is characteristically sweet, supports the treatment of cancer and reduces the risk of their occurrence. It is also a source of many important vitamins and minerals for the body. The very name maitake, literally translated, means ”dancing mushroom”; and is related to the legend about the incredible joy of people who found this wild mushroom. For this reason they simply danced.