mushrooms

A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

Perusing the aisles of the grocery store, it’s easy to disconnect from where our food comes from, and forget the processes that bring it to our plate. Throughout history, 30,000 different plants have been used by humans for food and medicine, but now, only three plants – maize, rice, and wheat – account for half of all calories we consume.

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    Could ‘Bionic Mushrooms’ Be the Future of Renewable Energy?

    Could ‘Bionic Mushrooms’ Be the Future of Renewable Energy?

    The latest renewable energy breakthrough took place over a lunch. Sudeep Joshi, a postdoctoral fellow at Stevens Institute of Technology, told BBC News that he and some colleagues were discussing the problem of cyanobacteria. These are organisms that can convert sunlight into electric current. The problem? They don’t live long enough on artificial lab equipment […]

    How the Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming a Nutritional Star

    How the Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming a Nutritional Star

    By Robert Beelman Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni. In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of what they don’t contribute […]

    ‘Blended Burger’ Allows a Simple Shift to More Sustainable Eating

    ‘Blended Burger’ Allows a Simple Shift to More Sustainable Eating

    By Richard Waite, Daniel Vennard and Gerard Pozzi Burgers are possibly the most ubiquitous meal on Americans’ dinner plates, but they’re also among the most resource-intensive: Beef accounts for nearly half of the land use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food Americans eat. Although there’s growing interest in plant-based burgers and other alternatives, […]

    How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

    How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

    By Laura Sorkin Shiitake mushrooms require faith in the unseen. The fungi flourish under the cover of bark for nine to twelve months preceding the first harvest, during which eternity you can do little more than cross your fingers. Once established, though, the crop will produce fruit for approximately seven years. Plus, these umami bombs […]

    5 Reasons You Should Eat Shiitake Mushrooms

    5 Reasons You Should Eat Shiitake Mushrooms

    By Kerri-Ann Jennings Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide. They are prized for their rich, savory taste and diverse health benefits. Compounds in shiitakes may help fight cancer, boost immunity and support heart health. This article explains everything you need to know about shiitake mushrooms. What Are Shiitake Mushrooms? Shiitakes are […]

    Dr. Hyman: 5 Superfoods That Belong in Your Diet

    Dr. Hyman: 5 Superfoods That Belong in Your Diet

    “Dr. Hyman, you often talk about superfoods and their benefits,” writes this week’s house call. “Can you share some of your favorites?” I realize “superfood” carries a certain hype, but some foods do earn that status. Food is medicine. And some foods are more powerful medicines than others! Food is the most powerful tool to […]