Why choose 2funguys Log Grown Mushrooms?
Benefits of Log Grown Mushrooms vs. Sawdust Blocks
Only 5% of all mushroom are grown the way mother nature intended….in hardwood logs, stumps or bolts. Everything you see at the big fancy box grocery store are grown on sawdust blocks. Don’t get us wrong, all edible mushrooms have some type of health benefit. You just get MORE of everything from log grown Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms i.e, stronger flavor notes, incomparable taste, many different sizes, robust earthy smell, texture that you have never experienced until now. Log grown mushrooms are the way nature intended for them to grow. Log grown mushrooms have the full spectrum of nutrients available to them, whereas, the sawdust blocks are a mixture of several parts of a tree, not the whole tree.
Why 2funguys Log Grown Mushrooms are better than Sawdust Block Grown?
Shiitakes have four to ten times the flavor of common white button mushrooms. In addition to their robust, woodsy flavor and meaty texture, shiitakes provide high levels of protein (18%), potassium, niacin and B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. They have natural antiviral and immunity-boosting properties and are used nutritionally to fight viruses, lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure. Lentinan, an immunostimulant derived from shiitakes, has been used to treat cancer, AIDS, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibrocystic breast disease, and other conditions with impressive results.
The main health benefit credited to authentic shiitake mushrooms is their immune-boosting properties. Complex carbohydrates known as polysaccharides strengthen our bodies’ natural defenses against disease and illness. Recent experiments show that eating shiitake mushrooms inhibit tumor growth not by destroying the tumor cells but by strengthening the immune system fighting them.
They have also been used to help fight fibrocystic breast disease, high blood pressure, and viruses, and to improve circulation, and reduce cholesterol.
Shiitakes contain high levels of protein, vitamins, minerals, b-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
The shiitake flavor is intensified by drying. Dried mushrooms can be stored indefinitely and reconstituted by a quick soaking. Dried shiitakes are perfect for soups, stews, gravies and baked dishes. Shiitake Mushrooms are low in fat and calories and high in protein, having a protein content comparable to beans and peas. Studies have shown that these mushrooms can help reduce cholesterol. Chinese medicine included Shiitake Mushrooms for thousands of years, knowing their value in boosting health and helping build resistance to disease. Mary Lynn White at VegetableGardner.com writes, “We found out that shiitakes raised at home are superior in taste, texture, and appearance to what is commercially available.” What more incentive do you need to grow your own than that the product is a mushroom that is both healthy and delectable!
These wanna-be logs are sterilized, inoculated, and then kept indoors with artificial light, wind, and temperature. Chemicals, minerals, and urea are usually required to boost the nutritional content of the mushrooms. The sawdust block is highly susceptible to disease and competing fungi. Some producers use pesticides to control mites or add species-specific fungicides or other chemicals to control disease. Just like the rest of the food you eat, you want it to be natural and nutritious. Unfortunately, by using sawdust blocks, the nutritional and organic value of the mushrooms is drastically decreased.
2funguys Tree Selections
2funguys follows sustainable harvest practices which take into consideration regeneration and the long-term well-being of the forest. We only select only the healthiest of trees and never touch old growth, we hug those guys! We also work with local tree companies so we can give back to the community when they have to, (makes us sad ) cut down the old oaks when building newer houses. We track down the owners so we can harvest some of the old trees and let them live on and grow amazing edible mushrooms for another 2-6 years.
We offer Mushrooms kits which include the Mycelium Spawn, easy to follow instructions, wax, tags and daubers so you can make your own mushroom garden Here or you can purchase our already inoculated Oyster or Shiitake log.