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LION'S MANE CULTIVATION
Grain Spawn - This is used for commercial indoor production using sawdust. You do not use grain spawn for log inoculation. Grain spawn comes in bags approximately 6lbs each.
Choose between the following two strains of Lion's Mane grain spawn. If you have no preference, choose the 'Our Pick' option and we'll send you either strain.
'Lion's Brain'Hericium erinaceus NSHE1:Commercial strain. Very productive forming dense pom pom fruit-bodies. Fruits best in cooler temperatures, 1/2-1lb yield on first flush off of 5lb supplemented sawdust with consistent subsequent fruitings over several months.
'Tree Beard'Hericium erinaceusNSHE3:A showy strain of Lion's Mane that produces commercially viable flushes of less uniformed fruiting bodies adding variation to your Lion's Mane boxes.
Lion's Mane are a great mushroom for beginning indoor cultivators. They are reliable producers year-round and produce substantial first, second, and third harvests making them one of the best commercial varieties.
Cooking: Due to its consistency and flavor, it can be used as a seafood substitute in recipes. We like to 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!
Properties: Lion's Mane is considered both an esteemed edible mushroom and a valuable medicinal and 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). A study in Japan, on men aged 50-80 years old with mild cognitive impairment, suggests that Lion's Mane is effective at improving cognition. Subjects were split into two groups and half were given dry powdered Lion's Mane three times a day and observed over 16 weeks. At weeks 8, 12, and 16, the group taking Lion's Mane scored significantly better on a cognitive test than the other half in the placebo group (Mori et al., 2008). You can read more about this study here.