Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Hericium erinaceus

Esteemed medicinal and edible mushroom. Lion’s Mane is currently being studied for its effects on neural health, Alzheimer's, and dementia. The mushroom contains a substance called erinacine, which has the ability to catalyze the production of nerve growth factor (NFG) and reduce the effects of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders (Yamada et al., 1997).

Difficulty: Beginner 

All mushroom availability is seasonal.

Cooking with Lion's Mane

Due to its consistency and flavor, it can be used as a meat substitute in recipes. Slice it into rounds and pan-fry it in olive oil or butter. Or try ripping it up and making 'Lion's Mane Cakes' by following a crab cake recipe! Try making a lion’s mane apple crisp by sautéing sliced lions’ mane and apples in a pan of butter. After apples have caramelized and lion’s mane is crispy plate it and add cinnamon and sugar to taste!

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