Tag: culture

Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms are naturally occurring hallucinogenic/psychedelic mushrooms with over 180 species worldwide. These medications contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, which is converted to psilocin by the body. Other chemicals like baeocystin and norbaeocystin also contribute to their effects. What is Psilocybin? Psilocybin mushrooms (also known as magic mushrooms) are hallucinogenic mushrooms found in Europe, South […]

Mushroom Cultivation: A Brief History

Mushroom Cultivation: A Brief History Mushroom cultivation has a long and storied history, with evidence of their use as food in various civilizations around the world. Ancient China believed mushrooms to possess medicinal properties and used them in traditional medicine to treat various illnesses. Additionally, the Chinese cultivated mushrooms for food use and cooked with […]

Mushroom Growing 101

Popular methods for cultivating mushrooms at home. Monotub Method A large container or “tub” is filled with spore-laden substrate and sealed. Cover the tub with plastic wrap, poking small holes for air exchange and fruiting. Bulk Substrate Method This technique utilizes a larger quantity of substrate to cultivate mushrooms in bulk. A mixture of substrate […]

Are Magic Mushrooms Legal in All US States?

What are magic mushrooms? Magic mushrooms are fungi with two psychoactive chemicals: psilocybin and psilocin. When exposed to light, these chemicals cause hallucinations, feelings of euphoria or deep sleep – but are they legal in any jurisdiction? Let’s find out! They have become widely popular both for recreational and medicinal uses, with studies showing they […]

Mushrooms: Everything You Need to Know

Mushrooms play an essential role in both nature and as food, providing us with essential protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. According to one study, mushrooms may help prevent lung, prostate and breast cancers. Furthermore, the antioxidants present in mushrooms protect against free radicals which may contribute to oxidative stress and other health problems. What is […]

White Enoki Mushrooms: A Guide to their History, Uses, and Growing

White Enoki Mushrooms, commonly referred to as golden needle mushrooms, are a beloved ingredient in many Asian cuisines. The white enoki mushroom stands out for its delicate flavor and crunchy texture and versatility when cooking. In this blog post we’ll examine the history, uses, and growing techniques of these delicate mushrooms. Background Information and History […]