Lion's Mane Mushrooms


First of all, what are Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

This white fungus features a globe-shaped, shaggy cap that looks similar to a lion’s mane. They are an edible mushroom with a mild seafood flavour, often compared to lobster. Lion’s Mane mushrooms absorb liquid like a sponge which makes them very versatile to cook with and incorporate into different recipes. Their coolest attributes are their amazing health benefits and medicinal properties. 

How do I add them to my cooking?

  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crab Cakes
  • Sauteed with olive oil and butter
  • Roasted with shallots
  • Turned into plant-based blackened “steaks” with garlic mashed potatoes
  • Paired with fresh green salad and hollandaise sauce
  • Turned into mushroom fritters
  • Added to bucatini pasta with shallots, garlic, cream, chives, lemon, and parmesan cheese

What are the potential health benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

  • Help relieve mild symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Contain compounds that could stimulate the growth of brain cells and protect against Alzheimer’s disease
  • Speed up recovery time from nervous system injuries 
  • Protect against stomach ulcers 
  • Reduce heart disease risks
  • Beneficial for diabetes management by improving blood sugar control
  • Contain powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that could reduce the impact of chronic illness 
  • Boost and strengthen the immune system