Botanical Name: Hericium erinaceus
Other Common Name: Monkey’s Head, Yamabushitake
Lion’s Mane mushrooms have icicle-like teeth hanging from a central stalk. While they start off relatively short, the teeth grow to be over 1 centimeter long, sometimes much longer.
Store in a paper bag for 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator
Suggest that you cut into 1/2 inch ‘steaks’ or make into ‘Crab’ cakes.
A 100g serving of lion’s mane provides 24 calories, with 3.6g of carbohydrates and 2.4 grams of protein.
Proponents claim that lion's mane can help with a variety of health problems, including:
- Alzheimer's disease
- High cholesterol
- Parkinson's disease