The lion’s mane mushroom is certainly one of the oddest looking mushrooms available today. White and spherical, but covered with soft, hanging spines that make it resemble its namesake, it’s a very unique mushroom that is becoming particularly lauded for its positive properties. It is cultivated for medicinal use, but this mushroom also tastes great and makes a brilliant contribution to many different types of cuisine. We sell a mushroom growing kit that allows you to grow this unique mushroom in the comfort of your own home.
The lion’s mane mushroom may look unusual, but like all good mushrooms, it lends itself well to the culinary field. It has a texture that is comparable to seafood when the mushroom is young, being firm and quite chewy, making it quite a substantial. This allows it to replace the meat components of many dishes, particularly in Chinese cuisine. The taste has also been likened to seafood, with tastes similar to calamari or lobster being reported. Poaching or frying in butter will make these mushrooms come into their own flavour wise and their taste is certainly one that should be experienced.
The lion’s mane mushroom is also becoming increasingly popular because of its inherent health benefits. For those looking to build muscle, this mushroom contains up to twenty percent protein, an impressive percentage for a fungus. It is also becoming lauded for its supposed properties that help to aid nerve function. It has long been considered a medicinal mushroom and is common in traditional Chinese medicine, used to help with digestive problems. There have been a number of studies that have shown that it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Perhaps most exciting is that the lion’s mane mushroom contains erinacines and hericenones, which may help to promote neurological health by stimulating nerve growth. Studies on animals and limited human tests show that those components help stimulate and otherwise repair damage nerves and assists with boosting memory. Though the tests are not strictly conclusive, it still highlights the benefits that these mushrooms could have.
By using our mushroom growing kit, you could cultivate these fantastic mushrooms and enjoy their many health and culinary benefits for yourself. We sell plug spawn of these mushrooms in packs of 30 to 1200, supplied with full instructions including the timber that you should use and how to care for the spawn. With our lion’s mane mushroom growing kit, you can enjoy these fantastic mushrooms for a low cost and as fresh as they possibly can be.