bellco ky, Hi, it is all a matter of taste but for the amount of mushroom you get, the stoarge for years dehydrated or flash frozen then placed in ziplocks, hen of the woods wins all awards hands down. If you look at any of the wiki sites or references you will see grifola frondosa is considered a top medicinal as well. I am a walking testament, besides sugar regulation and insulin it also helps cholesterol control. I was on statins for a year, quit and after 2 months a few years back and after a steady diet of hens, my LDL and HDL were in the words of my doc like a 25 year old on a good diet. Also stuies suggest cancer fighting properties. A win win!