Yamabushitake Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is another name for Lion's Mane. Yamabushitake Mushroom has soft tendrils that produce the spores rather than the gills like other mushrooms. Lion's Mane prefers to grow on oak, maple, sycamore, and walnut trees. It does not have a stem but rather a tough that attaches to the tree. The mushroom can be found growing throughout North American and is classified as an endangered species in the UK. The mushroom is now cultivated, a process that happens very quickly, Yamabushitake Mushroom is typically ready to harvest in a week. When young, it is firm and white; with age, it becomes soft and yellow. They have a mild and rubbery taste. Lion's Mane is popular in cooking. It has demonstrated antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects as well as supports the respiratory and immune systems.
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