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Background and Origins:
Lion's Mane are native to North America, Europe and Asia. In traditional Chinese medicine, Lion's Mane is added to tea to assist with brain function, gut health, and is used as an anticancer drug.
Lion's mane is described as having a shellfish taste with earthy overtones. Its texture is tender yet chewy and slightly stringy, best compared to that of crab or lobster.
Recommended Cooking Styles:
Despite having a seafood like taste when alone, Lion's mane picks up the flavors of seasonings and spices quite well, making it an easy addition to many soups, stews, and stir fries. One of our favorite ways to serve Lion's mane at Stewart-Watson Farm is as a crab substitute in crab cakes.
Click on the links below to see some recipes using these mushrooms: