Dank Mushrooms Lion's Mane Grow Kits contains a block of mycelium in a grow bag that will produce a Lion's Mane Mushroom Harvest in under two weeks. Place the grow kit in a humid location with indirect sunlight, such as your kitchen or bathroom, and give it a couple of sprays of water two or three times a day. After a couple of weeks, harvest your very own mushrooms for a delicious meal. The first harvest is guaranteed. After your harvest, place the grow kit back in it's humid location and spray it daily for 2-3 additional harvests!
Hericium erinaceus (also called lion's mane mushroom, mountain-priest mushroom, bearded tooth fungus, and bearded hedgehog) is an edible mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe, and Asia, it can be identified by its long spines (greater than 1 cm length), occurrence on hardwoods, and tendency to grow a single clump of dangling spines. The fruit bodies can be harvested for culinary use.
Hericium erinaceus is common in gourmet cooking. Young specimens are considered the best. Alongside shiitake (Lentinus edodes) and oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) mushrooms, Hericium erinaceus is used as a specialty mushroom. Its flavor may be compared to that of lobster.
Hericium erinaceus contains diverse phytochemicals, including polysaccharides, such as β-glucan, as well as hericenones and erinacines. From its essential oil, 77 aroma and flavor compounds were identified, including hexadecanoic acid (26% of total oil composition), linoleic acid (13%), phenylacetaldehyde (9%) and benzaldehyde (3%), and other oils, such as 2-methyl-3-furanthiol, 2-ethylpyrazine and 2,6-diethylpyrazine. Low concentrations of ergosterol are present.
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