Mushrooms are understated, but extremely powerful - and we think that's pretty cool. They provide a great source of healthy protein when eaten, and natural medicine (known as biotherapeutic) when properly prepared. Unlike other cultures, the US tends to overlook the value of mushrooms, with most people only being familiar with a few types found at the grocery. We are part of the movement to change that.
Medicinal mushrooms blends are packed with antioxidants and have been used as healing tools for thousands of years. We grow varieties with origins from Asia to Appalachia, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation & pain, enhance brain function, regulate blood sugar & pressure, fight fatigue, promote digestion and restore overall health - to name just a few.
Culinary mushrooms are an eco-friendly and very cost-effective source of vegan protein, but are under-utilized in most US cooking routines.
We want to increase exposure to varietals and knowledge of how to grow & cook with mushrooms, and to unlock their powerful health benefits through products that people will actually use through access & education..
Our mushrooms & mushroom products are available in our Mercantile, local specialty retailers, Chef partnerships at local restaurants throughout the Triad, and at Cobblestone Farmer's Market every Wednesday & Saturday.
Note: While studies of medicinal mushrooms are more than promising across the world and in the US, the FDA has not evaluated these statements and are not intended to cure, treat or prevent any disease. We always recommend that you evaluate use with your health care professional to ensure best results.
Like a good read? Check out some of the ongoing research into medicinal & culinary mushrooms. If you'd like to explore further, we recommend the National Institute of Health National Library of Medicine as a great starting point.
Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Chapter 9: Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi) - A Medicinal Mushroom Sissi Wachtel-Galor, John Yuen, John A. Buswell, and Iris F. F. Benzie. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92757/#ch9_sec9
Mushroom Polysaccharides: Chemistry and Antiobesity, Antidiabetes, Anticancer, and Antibiotic Properties in Cells, Rodents, and Humans Mendel Friedman Charles Brennan, Academic Editor PMCID: PMC5302426 2016 Nov 29. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302426
Immune Modulation from Five Major Mushrooms: Application to Integrative Oncology Alena G. Guggenheim, ND, Kirsten M. Wright, BS, and Heather L. Zwickey, PhD, PMCID: PMC4684115 2014 Feb; 13(1): 32–44, Copyright ©2014 InnoVision Professional Media https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684115/
Indian Medicinal Mushrooms as a Source of Antioxidant and Antitumor Agents Thekkuttuparambil A. Ajith1 and Kainoor K. Janardhanan PMCID: PMC2275760 2007 May; 40(3): 157–162 Copyright © 2007 JCBN J Clin Biochem Nutr https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2275760/
Edible Mushrooms: Improving Human Health and Promoting Quality Life María Elena Valverde, Talía Hernández-Pérez, and Octavio Paredes-López Academic Editor: Maurizio Sanguinetti PMCID: PMC4320875 2015 Jan 20. Copyright © 2015 María Elena Valverde et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4320875/