Besides tasting great, mushrooms also have many health benefits associated with them... (Who knew?! Well, now you do!) 🙂
Lions Mane: Hericium erinaceus
These mushrooms are delicate and have a flaky texture with mild flavoring. Lions Mane is known for its powerful nootropic effects in stimulating nerve growth factor and helping to support brain health and function. Enjoy in soups, sautéed or dried in powder forms for supplementing into morning shakes and herbal teas!
For a better idea of Lions Mane's unique texture check out this video!
Enoki: Flammulina velutipes
This mushroom, also known as the “winter mushroom” or “hackberry mushroom” is a delicate and soft addition to any fresh greens as well as a garnish to any soup! Enoki Mushrooms contain high amounts of Niacin (vitamin B3) and two unique polysaccharides: proflanin and flammulin. These polysaccharides act as anti-oxidants and help to promote glowing, healthy skin.
Lovastatin, a unique bioactive compound that helps to lower cholesterol levels can be found in the fruiting bodies of Enoki Mushrooms. Proflanin and Flammulin are two additional anti-oxidants that help promote glowing, healthy skin. Other phenolic compounds are anti-oxidative and help to prevent the progression of atherosclerosis.
Shiitake: Lentinula edodes
These mushrooms contain the polysaccharide Lentinan, a powerful β-1,3 beta-glucanthat boosts immunological functions and can increase B-Cells. Shiitake are very flavorful and the best parts, the caps, are utilized whole or in slices for soups, sautéed or blended into in a creamy sauce!