The Chestnut mushroom has medicinal qualities that inhibit tumor and microbial growth. In one study conducted on lab mice, polysaccharides taken from Chestnut mushroom mycelium reduced the growth of cancerous tumors by about 60% (Ohtsuka et al., 1973). Acting as an antimicrobial, an extract of Chestnut mushroom was shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (Dulger et al., 2002).
All mushroom availability is seasonal.
Cooking with Chestnut
Chestnut mushroom have a full nutty flavor. We recommend you use its rich, nutty flavor as a compliment to autumn soups or mushroom omelet!