Category Archives: Mushroom Species

The ever growing world of mycelium

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One of the most rapidly renewable resources on the planet, mycelium, is the future of renewable source material for an ever growing list of products. MycoWorks, a company that turns mycelium and other agricultural byproducts into leather, is at the forefront of this movement. What is mycelium? According to Wikipedia, “Mycelium is the vegetative part […]

Consumption of mushrooms reduces cancer, studies suggest

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This week in mushroom news we are looking at the long term health benefits of mushrooms for middle-aged men. A recent studies suggest that the consumption of mushrooms by middle-aged and elderly men can reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer. The Study The Miyagi Cohort Study of 1990 and the Ohsaki Cohort Study of […]

Holy Shiitake

Once upon a time, there was a little mushroom. He grew on the fallen trees in the forests of Asia. Then one day humans discovered him living among the wood and learned of all the amazing and wonderful things they could do with him. They called him Shiitake and have worshiped him ever since. The […]

Growing morel mushrooms

Growing gourmet mushrooms is an easy task to undertake if you have a mind to. Once you have the right mushroom growing supplies and cultures it is just a matter of a little bit of elbow grease and some patience. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Take the morel mushroom. Growing morel […]

Oyster Mushrooms–historically delicious, consistently beautiful, easy to grow

The oyster mushroom. Pleurotus. This common edible mushroom, most often found in its gray form, actually has 202 species of edible mushrooms in the family. One of the easier mushroom varieties to farm, the oyster mushroom has become a home grower favorite.  Requiring very little investment when making your mushroom growing kit, the oyster mushroom is an […]

The Portabello Mushroom Story

Did you know that Portobello/Portabello mushrooms used to be considered junk mushrooms? These, along with their miniature counterparts the Cremini/Baby Bellas? It’s true! The original brown Agaricus bisporus lost favor back in 1926 when a Pennsylvania farmer discovered a bright white strain. That strain became the White Button mushroom. The bright white mushroom was instantly […]

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