How to Grow Healthy Mushrooms

How to grow your own mushrooms at home!

Growing mushrooms at home is a challenging and rewarding hobby that can provide with a year round source of highly nutritious mushroom, you can also grow many varieties that are not normally stocked at most retailers, and save lots of money in the process!

Its a common myth that growing mushrooms requires specialized equipment, with many growing guides designed to allow you to grow mushrooms with everyday kitchen items.

Growing your own mushrooms can also be a healthier alternative than buying and importing dried mushrooms. Mushrooms are directly influenced by their environment, and it has been shown that mushrooms ( dried varieties) exported from China contain higher levels of heavy metals (eg Lead), due to pollution close to where they are grown. This can be avoided by growing your own mushrooms at home.

Learn About the Health benefits of Mushrooms

Evidence of the use of mushrooms not only as a food source but as a medicine dates back to over 600 BCE and likely dates back much much further. Our recent understanding of the benefits of mushrooms in our diet is continually increasing as research is conducted. Research conducted within the last decade has scientifically shown that mushroom are not only a valuable food source but also contain active ingredients that may be used in the treatment of many health conditions. This has led to recent increase in interest regarding the use of mushrooms in supplements and medicine. Some of the most recent and exciting developments in the world of mycology research include:

  • Improving brain function
  • Preventing memory loss
  • Aiding with weight loss
  • Reduce the size of tumors
  • Effective treatment of anxiety and depression

There is nothing more important to our bodies than the foods we consume, mushrooms have the benefit of being both medicinal and gourmet in their use.

Mushroom Health Benefits

grain jars for growing mushrooms