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While the name makes some Americans giggle, Shitake mushrooms are gaining worldwide popularity. Originally cultivated in China 1,000 years ago, they are very easy to grow and very flavorful. Many countries are catching Shitake fever. Good thing, too, because scientists are actually researching Shitake mushrooms for their anti-cancer properties.

  1. 1. What kind of properties do shitake mushrooms have?
    1. a. Anti-rabies
    2. b. Anti-cancer
    3. c. Anti-aging
  2. 2. How long ago were shitake mushrooms grown?
    1. a. 2,000 years ago
    2. b. 3,000 years ago
    3. c. 1,000 years ago
  3. 3. Where were shitake mushrooms grown originally?
    1. a. North Korea
    2. b. Japan
    3. c. China