What would you think about eating a mushroom that looks a little like the scruff of a lion? I get it, Not totally convinced about lion’s mane mushroom? What if I told you that it’s associated with major brain repair, potential cancer-fighting power, and has mouth watering culinary uses.
As we age our brain doesn't maintain itself the way it used to. Mushrooms can be the key that unlocks the door in keeping our brain healthy. Lions mane mushrooms use compounds called hericenones to produce and simulate growth factors. This compound helps brain cells grow bigger, which translates to better brain function and improved memory. Personally, I have been eating lions mane mushrooms for over a year, along with consuming high quality extracts of Lions Mane, and I notice a visible difference in memory.
Lion’s mane mushroom is a nootropic food. meaning: it’s used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions. It is very popular in traditional Chinese medicine, and it’s ancient wisdom, which is thousands of years old. A large body of research has focused around this brain-boosting mushroom in the last few years, and the results are nothing short of astounding. Podcast Episode Lions Mane Crab Cakes
One study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry lists the benefits by stating lion’s mane mushroom is “antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, anti-fatigue. That is a high dose of health benefits; and, they are scrumptious to cook with.
On a culinary level, you can do amazing things with this advantageous mushroom. You can transform them into croquettes that you might believe are actually crab cakes that many of us love so much. These croquettes make a beautiful vegetarian dish, that will wow your friends. Recipe
The best time to harvest lion’s mane mushrooms is in the spring and early summer.
I encourage you to spend a bit of time in the kitchen, and make delicious lions mane croquettes this summer that will satisfy all food lovers.
To your good health ~