Mushroom blend powder has some significant benefits over ingesting individual mushroom powders by themselves. Learn more about it in this article
Mushroom powders are all the rave these days, and we love it! However, what we might like even more is the use of mushroom blend powder.
Below you will learn why we think the use of mushroom blend powder is a great option for those who want to add more functional mushrooms to their diet. We will also go over the term “functional mushrooms” so you can have a better understanding of that language, in case you’ve seen it around the internet and have been curious.
Understanding some benefits of mushroom blend powder
Mushroom blend powder can benefit you in a variety of ways. First and foremost, a blend will provide you with multiple mushrooms, so you can experience the healthful properties of all of these mushrooms. Using a blend will also lead to a different taste than you would experience by consuming only one type of mushroom powder. If you want a variety of mushrooms packed together creating a unique, complex flavor, then a mushroom blend powder is the way to go.
Another major benefit of using a mushroom powder blend is that you get the healthful constituents of eating mushrooms in a much more manageable way. Instead of cooking a bunch of mushrooms and eating them, you can ingest a significantly larger quantity of mushrooms in powdered form and you can do so in conjunction with other mushrooms. This can be especially helpful for those who do not necessarily love the taste of mushrooms cooked, or those who do not have the time or ability to cook mushrooms as much as they would like to.
Mushroom blend powder goes great in hot liquids, as the powder can disintegrate more easily. However, the powder also goes well in smoothies and juices when the ingredients are blended today. You can even add them to oatmeal, soups, and stews to enhance your meals. Mushroom blend powder is especially great for those on the go.
Of course, you could always make your own mushroom blend powder at home if you buy a variety of individual mushroom powders and mix them together. For instance, you could try mixing lion’s mane, cordyceps, and reishi, and the taste of the beverage will be different depending on the amounts of each you use. Adding more cordyceps or lion’s mane powder might lead to a sweeter, or more neutral taste opposed to a mixture that features reishi predominantly, which would have a more bitter flavor.
Understanding “functional mushrooms” as supplements and powders
There are many mushrooms in the world, with thousands of them being edible or medicinal. However, a much smaller amount of mushrooms are considered to be functional mushrooms. According to Eat This, Not That!, “15 are recognized to have what are called functional benefits. This means that beyond their nutritional benefits, they have each been found to help support overall health and well-being in one way or another (i.e. lowering stress levels, sharpening cognitive function, providing a boost of energy, etc.).”
So what are the functional mushrooms we’ve been hearing so much about? Here’s a look at some of the most popular ones.
Maitake (also known as Hen of the Woods)
Although eating mushrooms for health and medicinal properties is gaining popularity, it is certainly not a new concept even if the term “functional mushrooms” has only been around a short time.
The Guardian points out that mushroom use is quite old. Here’s a look:
“In addition to eating mushrooms, cultures around the world have used them medicinally for thousands of years. The Greek physician Hippocrates identified the amadou mushroom as good for reducing inflammation and cauterizing wounds around 450 BCE. Ötzi the Iceman, preserved in the Italian alps for some 5,300 years, was discovered with whipworm eggs in his digestive tract and, probably not coincidentally, a leather strap around his neck threaded with mushrooms that are known to kill intestinal parasites.”
It seems that many people all around the world have found the benefits of functional mushrooms, long before they had the name attached.
Consuming and making your own mushroom powder blends
We have an array of mushroom powders that you can buy for your own healthful practices. Learn all about your options here.
If you really want to develop an amazing relationship with mushrooms in your life, you can grow your own fresh mushrooms at home, dry them, and then powder them. This way you will know exactly where your mushrooms are coming from and how they have been treated throughout their growing process. One way of doing this involves using our ready-to-fruit mushroom growing kits to produce flushes of fresh mushrooms at home.
We have mushroom growing kits for shiitake, lion’s mane, reishi, and a myriad of oyster species. You should be able to harvest 3-5 pounds of fresh mushrooms from each kit over the course of multiple flushes. All of those delicious fresh mushrooms can be dried and powdered so you can consume them with ease in your favorite beverages, smoothies, or even meals. Our mushroom growing kits are certified organic so you will be getting the highest-quality mushrooms available.
Check out all of your mushroom growing kit options now.