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About Lion's Mane mushrooms

When you're looking for a meat alternative to add to stir-fries, for meat-free burgers, or to add to salads, consider the Lion's Mane mushroom. These unusual-looking edible mushrooms are commonly referred to as Hedgehog or Monkey's Head mushrooms, and they grow on hardwood trees throughout North America, Northern Europe, and the northern parts of Asia. The Lion's Mane mushroom has long spine-like growths that dangle or drape just like a lion's mane might.

Lion's Mane mushrooms belong to the Hericiaceae family and are in the Hericium Erinaceus genus of the toothed fungus varieties. The mushrooms can get pretty large, about 5 inches in diameter, with a spherical shape and an elongated stem. The spines can grow as long as 2 inches.

The spines, or teeth, come to a pointed end and release fungal spores into the air, where they attach to dead trees and begin to grow new mushrooms. When the Lion's Mane mushroom is young, the spines and body of the fungus are white and bright. When the Lion's Mane mushrooms mature, they begin to turn brown.

Some people describe the flavor profile of Lion's Mane mushrooms as being similar to shellfish, such as crab or lobster. The texture is slightly chewy, and Lion's Mane mushrooms have a sweet flavor. Most Lion's Mane mushrooms grow in the wild, while select cultivators grow them on sawdust or pre-cut logs in the right environment to sell in specialty stores or at the farmers market.

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