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Lion's Mane - 1kg Organic | Australian Grown

Lion's Mane - 1kg Organic | Australian Grown

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Xotic Mushrooms is delighted to bring you our star product - the Organic Australian-Grown Lion's Mane Mushroom. These magnificent mushrooms, harvested by hand daily and grown exclusively from Australian Hardwood, offer a unique taste and a wealth of potential health benefits, making them a premium choice for both the culinary and health-conscious enthusiast.

Our 1kg package of Lion's Mane mushrooms is ideal for those who crave distinctive tastes and aim for a health-boosting diet. With a subtle flavor profile that hints at seafood, akin to crab or lobster, these mushrooms will bring a new depth to any dish you create.

But the beauty of Lion's Mane doesn't stop at its unique taste. Renowned for their potent health benefits, these mushrooms possess strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and are known to support immune health. Additionally, incorporating Lion's Mane into your diet could potentially lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Key Features:

- 100% Organic: Our Lion's Mane mushrooms are nurtured on Australian Hardwood, devoid of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, ensuring you receive a completely organic, healthful product.

- Hand-Harvested: Each of our mushrooms is handpicked daily, ensuring maximum freshness and optimum quality in every package.

- Australian Made & Grown: We grow and harvest our mushrooms right here in Australia, upholding our commitment to support local businesses and deliver unparalleled freshness.

- Health-Boosting: With strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties, our Lion's Mane mushrooms serve as an excellent dietary addition to support your overall well-being.

- Versatile Culinary Uses: 

Ideal for creating tinctures, turning into fry powders for daily supplementation, or incorporating them into a wide range of culinary dishes.

Serving Suggestions:

Our Lion's Mane mushrooms can be used to prepare a variety of dishes. They're great for making tinctures or grinding into a powder for a daily health boost. Also, they can be pan-fried, sautéed, or added to soups and stews. The unique flavor profile and texture are sure to elevate any dish they're included in.

Storage Instructions:

These mushrooms can be stored fresh for up to 14 days. Ensure they are kept in a cool, dry place.

Experience the remarkable taste and health benefits of our Xotic Mushrooms Lion's Mane. Purchase this 1kg package today and savor the best of Australian's local, organic exotic mushrooms!

Note: Please consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or consuming new foods.

What we stock from Xotic

We stock many varieties of Exotic Mushrooms:

1. Lions Mane (Hericium coralloides)

2. Snow White Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

3. Warm White Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

4. Blue Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

5. Butterscotch Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

6. Pearl Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

7. Golden Oyster Mushrooms (Yellow) (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)

8. Pink Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus djamor)

9 Chestnut Mushrooms (Pholiota adiposa)

10 King Oyster (Pleurotus eryngii)

11 Shiitake Mushrooms (3782)

12 Black Pearl King Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus Hybrid)

13. Pioppino Mushrooms (Agrocybe aegerita)


How to use Exotic Mushrooms

How to Use Exotic Mushrooms

Exotic mushrooms are an exceptionally versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into your diet in numerous ways. They carry a unique seafood-like flavor, making them a delightful addition to various recipes.

Cooking with Exotic Mushrooms:

- Sautéing: This is one of the simplest and most popular methods of cooking Lion's Mane. Slice the mushroom into thick pieces and sauté them in olive oil or butter over medium heat until they turn golden brown. Add salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs for additional flavor.

- Roasting: Toss the mushroom pieces in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, then spread them out on a baking sheet. Roast at 200°C (around 400°F) for about 20-25 minutes until they're crispy and golden.

- Soups and Stews: Exotic mushrooms make a great addition to soups and stews. Add them at the same stage as you would other mushrooms, giving them ample time to release their unique flavor into the broth.

- Stir-Fries: With their meaty texture, Exotic mushrooms are a great addition to stir-fries. Slice them and add them to your stir-fry a few minutes before it's finished cooking, allowing them to soak up the flavors of the other ingredients.

Using Exotic Mushrooms as a Supplement:

Exotic mushrooms are often used as a health supplement due to their potential health benefits.

- Tinctures: A tincture can be made by steeping the mushroom in alcohol for several weeks. This helps to extract the beneficial compounds. The resulting liquid can be taken directly under the tongue or added to beverages.

- Powders: All Exotic Mushrooms can be dried and ground into a powder, which can then be added to smoothies, teas, or even sprinkled over food. This is a simple way to incorporate this beneficial mushroom into your daily diet.

Studies Supporting Lions Mane

1. Improvement of mild cognitive impairment by mycelium Hericium erinaceus:

This study examines the effects of Lion's Mane on mild cognitive impairment. The authors found that Lion's Mane could potentially improve cognitive function in humans.

Mori K, Inatomi S, Ouchi K, Azumi Y, Tuchida T. (2009). Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytother Res.

2. Reduction of depression and anxiety by Hericium erinaceus:

This study investigates the potential benefits of Lion's Mane in reducing depression and anxiety. The authors found that consuming Lion's Mane mushroom might have beneficial effects on mental health.

Nagano M, Shimizu K, Kondo R, Hayashi C, Sato D, Kitagawa K, Ohnuki K. (2010). Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intake. Biomed Res.

3. **Nerve Growth Factor-Inducing Activity of Hericium erinaceus**: This study examines the potential of Lion's Mane to induce the synthesis of nerve growth factor, which could have implications for diseases like Alzheimer's.

Kawagishi H, Ando M, Sakamoto H, Yoshida S, Ojima F, Ishiguro Y, Ukai N, Furukawa S. (1991). Hericenones C, D and E, stimulators of nerve growth factor (NGF)-synthesis, from the mushroom Hericium erinaceus. Tetrahedron Letters.

4. **Hericium erinaceus and Alzheimer's Disease**: This study looks at the potential benefits of Lion's Mane for Alzheimer's disease, finding that the mushroom could have neuroprotective effects.

Trovato, A., Siracusa, R., Di Paola, R., Scuto, M., Ontario, M. L., Bua, O., ... & Calabrese, V. (2016). Redox modulation of cellular stress response and lipoxin A4 expression by Hericium Erinaceus in rat brain: relevance to Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. Immunity & Ageing.

5. **Anti-Fatigue Effects of Hericium erinaceus**: This study explores the potential of Lion's Mane to help combat fatigue, finding promising results that suggest the mushroom could have anti-fatigue properties.

Li IC, Lee LY, Tzeng TT, Chen WP, Chen YP, Shiao YJ, Chen CC. (2014). Evaluation of the toxicological safety of erinacine A-enriched Hericium erinaceus in a 28-day oral feeding study in rats. Food Chem Toxicol.

You can find these articles by searching the titles or authors in academic databases like Google Scholar, PubMed, or directly on the journal's website.

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