Here’s Why the Future of Food is Fungi-Fueled
Jerky, snack bars, chocolate, chips, teas, coffee, sauces, even beer and maple syrup—mushrooms in food are everywhere and getting more popular all the time. What the Romans called “food of the gods” and the ancient Chinese dubbed the “elixir of life” has become the ingredient of choice in snacks and drinks. This fascination with fungi-powered
What’s The Best Mushroom For Immunity?
If there was one superpower that united all functional mushrooms, it’s this: Mushrooms support immunity. It’s what they are known for. It’s what they do best. But is there any mushroom that stands out above the rest? A shield to protect and defend you from anything that tries to take you down? Yes. It’s Turkey
Top 5 Functional Mushrooms
There are an estimated 2.2 to 3.8 million species of fungi on the planet. So far, only about 120,000 have been classified and named. But within that 120,000 lie a few special mushrooms that can benefit our health in incredible ways. They have passed the insanely high bar to be recognized as “medicinal” or “functional”
Mushroom Extract VS. Mushroom Powder: What’s The Difference?
Mushroom-lingo can get a little confusing…. And if you are new to mushroom supplements, it can be hard to know what’s best! But if you are looking to get the most benefit from nature’s most powerful superfood, it is important to know the difference between an extraction and a simple powder. What is mushroom extract?
Are mushrooms a plant or animal?
Are mushrooms a plant or animal? Of course, they are neither… But they do share similarities with both and that actually matters for how mushrooms are able to support our immune system. HOW MUSHROOMS BREATH Believe it or not, in a metabolic sense, mushrooms are actually more similar to humans than to plants. Unlike
What Is A Mushroom Fruiting Body?
If you’ve been shopping for medicinal mushrooms, you may have heard this term tossed around a lot… So what is “Fruiting Body”? (and why does it matter) Mushrooms consist of two parts – mycelium and fruiting body. Mycelium is the vegetative part of the mushroom. It appears as white filaments that grow through a nutritious
Nature’s Other Superstars
We love mushrooms, but sometimes you gotta’ shine the spotlight on natures other superstars! Here’s some of the “extra’s” that make our mushroom drinks so special. Ashwagandha What is it? Ashwagandha is a small evergreen shrub used in traditional medicine as an adaptogenic herb. It’s also been shown to improve memory and cognitive function, promote
Chaga Mushroom Benefits And Uses (Complete Guide)
Chaga is a unique medicinal mushroom used for centuries by cultures around the world as a remedy for a wide range of ailments*. With a nickname like the “king of mushrooms,” Chaga has a lot to live up to. Historical and modern anecdotes abound claiming this mushroom can boost immunity, prevent cell damage, reduce inflammation,
How Mushrooms Can Be Made Into Packaging, Leather, and Even Bacon
Have you heard of mushroom leather? How about mushroom “Styrofoam,” bricks—and even coffins? It’s not science fiction. Mushrooms are incredibly versatile, and innovative minds are starting to explore the amazing potential of fungi to replace common materials used in clothes, packaging and buildings. The secret lies in the special properties of mycelium. Meet the Mycelium
Why Fomes Fomentarius Isn’t Just A Boring Polypore
Fomes fomentarius. You can’t eat it. It’s not one of the “superstars” of the medicinal mushroom world. But it’s far more than just another tree disease. Its name—which means “tinder” (Fomes) and “used for tinder” (fomentarius)—reflects its practical uses, and some emerging research suggests the mushroom may also have healing properties*. Could this unassuming fungus
Mushrooms For Sleep (Top 3 Types and How They Work)
Restful sleep is the secret weapon to an optimized life. Missing out on sleep means missing out on your full potential both mentally and physically, and it puts you at a higher risk for chronic diseases. But a good night’s sleep can be elusive—which you know if you’ve ever spent the night tossing and turning.
Types Of Oyster Mushrooms (Top Types You Need To Know)
You find them in farmers markets, strutting their stuff in beautiful, self-like bouquets. Or masquerading as meat in Asian food. Chewy or crispy, thick or delicate, they’re a culinary delight that’s hard to ignore. What are they? Oyster mushrooms, of course! Scientifically categorized as Pleurotus sp, oyster mushrooms have a fan- or ear-like shape that