Whole dehydrated Lion's mane mushroom 100gram pack. This mushroom is about 90% water when fresh, which means 100 grams dried is equal to about 1 kilogram when fresh!! That's a lot of mushroom and great value for money
We do this because so many of our customers has requested we make it happen, so here you go
Fresh Lion's mane is a beautiful snow white color. When it is dried it darkens to a golden brown, tan color.
Lion's mane is not only highly medicinal and nutritious, it is also a delicious edible mushroom. Drying the mushroom whole preserves it well for longer periods. It can be used to make delicious meals including stir fry, stew, broths, soup, stews...the list goes on. Lion's mane has a wonderfully mild and almost sweet mushroom flavor and once cooked it has taste that resembles that of grilled calamari and crab meat. It's culinary use dates back literal thousands of years. Around the same time it's use as a medicine was also adopted. And yes....you do absolutely still benefit from its medicinal properties when you eat it There is no chance of "overdose" either, so don't worry. How cool is that!
How to prepare?
To prepare the mushroom for cooking. First add the Lion's mane into a bowl either whole or broken up into smaller pieces. Add hot or warm water (boiling is fine) and allow them to reconstitute for about 10-15 minutes.
Remove them from water, (option to keep the water as stock for later use) and gently squeeze the mushrooms to remove excess water. At this stage you can add them to a heated pan/pot and let them gently heat before adding your oil of choice.
If you choose to grill them, the trick is to weigh them down with a heave pot from the top. The extra weight will continue to squeeze out water on the inside while the cook. This allows for better consistency. Alternatively you can cut them into smaller pieces to avoid having to do this. Cook them until they are golden brown and have a light crispy texture on the outside.
For stews, soups and broths you have the option to skip the hot-water soak and add them straight into the pot. This way they'll also absorb the flavors of everything else you have in there as well.
We are by no means experts or even novices in the culinary arts. So please do share your recipes and creations with us and our community to further inspire ideas around the preparation of this wonderful mushroom.
Lion's mane is not only packed with medicinal compounds that are great for our immune- and nervous system, it also has nutrients that are essential and beneficial for us to consume as part of a balanced, wholefood diet.
Lion's mane is a great source of protein and essential amino acids(1). See reference below for an analysis of its protein and among acid profile. Mushrooms in general are good sourced of minerals like magnesium, copper, zinc etc and B vitamins which are essential for healthy metabolic processes. Mushrooms also contain ergothionine which has a long list of health benefits. They will also produce vitamin D2 when exposes to sunlight through a chemical process similar to that in humans. Where cholesterol (ergosterol in mushrooms) "transforms" to vitamin D when exposes to direct sunlight.
Reference for further reading.
(1):Friedman, M. (2015). Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties ofHericium erinaceus(Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds.Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(32), 7108-7123. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.5b02914 Retrieved May 25, 2020 fromhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b02914