Shitake Mushroom Home Growing Kit
A flush (crop) of mushrooms from a Shiitake Mushroom Logs may produce:
1. Many smaller mushrooms as seen on the right
2. Several large mushrooms as seen in the four pictures (A - D) below
3. Many larger mushrooms as seen in the rotating image below.
Basically, whether there are many or several Shiitake Mushrooms on a log, the total weight of mushrooms is often the same. The difference in number may be due to care of the Shiitake Log and environmental conditions in the home.
Flush of numerous smaller Shiitake Mushrooms in a home
Shiitake Log with hole on top for adding water
Side view of Shiitake Log on the Left
This mushroom is very versatile . Shiitake can be sautéed, broiled, baked, grilled, stir fried, or sliced thin and used raw on salads. Its meat flavor enhances almost any dish. Use the stems to create deeply flavored stocks.
"...firm, with a woodsy scent and four-star flavor." The Wall Street Journal
The Mushroom Kit allows you to grow some of the mushrooms used by the finest chefs in the world easily and quickly almost anywhere in your own home or office. The
Mushroom Kit takes only a 9" by 9" space
for growing mushrooms, requires no more care nor knowledge than a common tropical plant and comes with
complete instructions and materials to maintain the correct environmental
conditions around your log. Mushroom Logs may be
used for growing mushrooms on a coffee table, counter, or desk - they will produce mushrooms virtually anywhere room temperature is maintained!
Now you have the opportunity not only to enjoy watching these exotic mushrooms grow but also to enjoy eating the freshest mushrooms possible.
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WE GUARANTEE THAT, CONDITIONS PERMITTING,
OUR LOGS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING MUSHROOMS IF PROPERLY MANAGED. WE CAREFULLY
CHECK EACH STRAIN OF SPAWN WE DISTRIBUTE. IF WE FIND THAT ANY BATCH OF SPAWN IS
PRODUCING MUSHROOMS, WE WILL REPLACE YOUR
SPAWN FREE OF CHARGE.
Each kit may produce up to a pound of mushrooms in 2 to 4 crops (mushroom flushes). Oyster mushrooms need plenty of fresh air to develop normally. High carbon dioxide levels from mushroom metabolism will accumulate in sealed growing environments and can reduce cap size and elongate stems severely. The total number of mushrooms you can expect to get on each log may vary from log to log, and depend on your care of the log and the environmental conditions in your home.
These Kits can be held for 1 or 2 weeks, but are designed to be started when received!
Each kit may produce 9 - 14 oz of shiitake mushrooms in 1 to 4 crops (mushroom flushes).
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Boost Your Immunity with Gourmet Mushrooms
"The shiitake mushroom proves looks aren’t everything: What
could be scruffier or more taciturn-looking as it hunkers down on your grocer’s
produce shelf? Don’t be so quick to judge, though. This
mushroom-with-an-attitude is a study in contrasts: earthy but ethereal,
unimpressive but magnificent. It performs in a cast of potent fungi known as the
medicinal mushrooms, which number more than 200 worldwide and include others of
sterling repute, such as reishi and maitake. Unlike the Asians and Europeans who
have cherished these mushrooms for millennia, we in North America are just
beginning to discover their merits.
Our friend the shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is one you’ve probably sampled. This mushroom’s meaty texture and rich, woodsy flavor make it a culinary favorite in any dish calling for mushrooms, and it is especially good in meatless cuisine. Originally from China, shiitakes have been cultivated in North America since at least the 1980s.
Shiitake protects against certain cancers, tumors and infections—the latter through antiviral and antibiotic actions. How shiitake executes its anticancer campaign is not fully understood, but a constituent known as lentinan appears pivotal. Widely studied, lentinan from shiitake is an approved drug in Japan, used mainly as an adjunct to conventional cancer chemotherapy. Controlled clinical trials using injected lentinan with standard chemotherapy show it is effective against stomach, colorectal and prostate cancers. In 1999, a study published in Hepatogastroenterology found that lentinan increased one-year survival of gastric-cancer patients to 49 percent compared to no increase without lentinan. And a trial conducted at the Saitama Cancer Center in Japan reported that five-year survival of patients with metastatic prostate cancer was 43 percent with lentinan treatment versus 29 percent without it.
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Medicinal mushrooms enhance the body’s general resilience and vigor, stimulate the immune system, and confer antioxidant benefits. Since the 1960s, science has been catching up to tradition, and many clinical studies now demonstrate that these mushrooms do indeed shore up the body’s defenses against such afflictions as cancer, infection and heart disease."
From: Boost Your Immunity with Gourmet Mushrooms - Shiitake, maitake and reishi pack potent disease-fighting compounds - By GINA MOHAMMED, Ph.D. The Herb Companion August/September 2012
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