Enjoying Lion’s Mane Mushrooms: A Beginner’s Guide


Today on the Fat Moon Farm blog, we are going to introduce you to the easiest, freshest, and tastiest ways to reap the benefits of Lion’s Mane mushrooms.

We farmers at Fat Moon remember learning about the abundance of health benefits Lion’s Mane mushrooms offer for the first time. We researched, took notes, and tried them for ourselves. While rewarding in the end, it can feel overwhelming at first.

In this simple guide, we will cut to the chase and tell you why we love Lion’s Mane mushrooms so much and how to enjoy the benefits for yourself.

And, check out our instructional video on growing Lion's Mane yourself here!

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

So, what are Lion’s Mane mushrooms anyway?

Lion’s Mane mushrooms, or yamabushitake, are white, furry looking mushrooms. Part of the Hericium species, they grow on hardwood trees and are native to New England, making them ideal candidates to grow at home. They especially love the cool, autumn weather. 

What makes these mushrooms so special, though, is not their unique appearance or fondness for growing on decaying trees.

These mushrooms can help prevent illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, promote positive mental health outcomes, and reduce overall inflammation.

Now that we have introduced the beautiful Lion’s Mane mushroom to you, let’s talk about how to add this special mushroom into your diet

Introducing Lion’s Mane into Your Life

First, consider growing Lion’s Mane at home. Growing your own mushrooms is simple, easy, and convenient. Not having to run to the grocery store is a huge time saver. Homegrown produce gives you big health benefits with no travel necessary.

And, did we mention the freshness that comes from homegrown mushrooms? It is impossible to compete with the flavor and texture that fresh produce brings. What better way to ensure peak freshness than by growing mushrooms right in your own home?

Plus, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor right away, instead of taking a chance on a store not having the fungi you are looking for!

Lastly, give the delicious flavor of Lion’s Mane a try by using the mushroom as a creative meal option. Lion’s Mane is salty, much like your favorite seafood, and tastes amazing pan-fried with vegetables, baked into nuggets, or blended into a sauce.

Our personal favorite use of Lion’s Mane is in these delectable imitation lobster rolls.

In Conclusion

At Fat Moon Farm, we believe the beginning of a journey is the most important part, so we were thrilled to share this Beginner's Guide with you. We hope this guide inspired you to start incorporating Lion’s Mane mushrooms into your health routine.

As we discussed in this guide, Lion’s Mane mushrooms are an integral part of both mind and body wellness. They not only can prevent future disease, but also boost your immune system now.

And, if you want to grow your very own Lion’s Mane mushrooms, check out our grow kit here.


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2 Julson, Erica. "9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects)." Healthline, 19 May 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/lions-mane-mushroom. Accessed 29 Aug. 2022.

"10 Best Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipes." Insanely Good Recipes, 24 June 2022, insanelygoodrecipes.com/lions-mane-mushroom-recipes/. Accessed 29 Aug. 2022.