Reishi, or Ling zhi, is one of the most celebrated mushrooms in Asian culture. This medicinal mushroom has health benefits of immunity and mental clarity. Known as “the king of mushrooms”, Reishi mushrooms are native to parts of Asia including China, Korea and Japan, these particular mushrooms are the only organically farmed Reishi in the uk grown in Bristol. Reishi mushrooms grow above ground and develop “a fruiting body” along with connective strands called mycelium which are ground down into powder form.
They are high in vitamin D2 to build immunity and vitamin B3 (niacin) to maintain energy levels and fight fatigue. Reishi mushrooms are also a source of copper and manganese which energise the body and contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
There are so many ways to add Reishi to your dishes or daily routine. You can stir a spoonful of Reishi mushroom powder into your morning coffee, simply steep in hot water, blend into shakes and smoothies or mix into stir-fries, risottos and soups for a healthy boost.
Ingredients: 100% Dried Ganoderma Luciderm (Reishi).
Story: With a fetish for fungi, in 2020, The Growing Up Project was reborn as The Bristol Fungarium, focusing on the finest quality, organic certified UK bred exotic mushrooms; handling the whole process from spores to sterile lab work, liquid mycelium cultivation and finally the fruiting blocks. Today the Bristol Fungarium crops over a ton of +17 strains of mushroom each month including maitake, shiitake, king oyster and 7 other strains of oyster mushroom, wine caps, lions mane, reishi, turkey tail, and cordyceps; many of which are featured in the first UK grown organic certified range of medicinal mushroom powders and capsules - which are now available to purchase online.