Prepping for Covid: 6 reasons to grow your own mushrooms during lockdown

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Benefits of growing mushrooms during Covid Lockdown

Unlike any other food, Mushrooms are the ultimate survival food. Here are 6 reasons why:

  1. Health Properties: Mushrooms have been scientifically proven to boost and regulate peoples immune systems. We have an article about this in the section below.
  2. Nutrition: Mushrooms also have many other essential vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy.
  3. Fast and easy to grow: Our grow your own kit is fast to grow. The 5kg options provide a good size harvest to feed a small family. You should be harvesting in a couple of weeks.
  4. Add excitement to meals: If you have stocked up on rice and pasta, mushrooms are the perfect and tasty addition adding excitement to the meal. See our recipe section below.
  5. Fun for kids: …both big and small. Unlike grass, mushrooms are fast movers. This can provide educational entertainment for kids. Watch the mycelium colonise the bag, and then the baby mushrooms grow almost in front of your eyes.
  6. Reassuring: With covid here for the foreseeable future and the uncertainty it brings, it’s reassuring to know you can grow your own food. We’ve made it as simple as possible to grow. Plus no standing in long supermarket lines.
  7. Bonus item: If the S**t really hit the fan, all you would need is some mushroom culture (like the stuff inside the grow kit) plus a little know-how, and you’d be growing tons of mushrooms in next to no time.

Tasty lockdown recipes

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Stew
Vegan Creamy Mushroom Stew

This dish is quick and easy. The garlic and white wine elevate the flavours to make this a rich and silky smooth stew. Great for plant-based and meat-eaters alike.

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Oyster mushrooms with baked eggs, potatoes, spinach and cheese
Oyster mushrooms with baked eggs, potatoes, spinach and cheese

A Mexican dish, baked this in a pan. So, get your cast-iron on! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a meat-free dinner. Oyster mushrooms are so versatile!

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Pink Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Pink Oyster Mushroom Tacos

Pink Oyster Mushroom recipe: These fresh oyster mushrooms, sliced and cooked in a barbecue-flavoured Mexican sauce, taste great and have a nice chewy texture. A delicious meat-free recipe for weeknight tacos – vegetarian carnitas!

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Oyster Mushroom Sliders (Vegan)
Oyster Mushroom Sliders (Vegan)

This is an fun vegan recipe that is sure to go down well with even the most hard core meat eater. It features a chipotle barbecue sauce, that has the right amount of tang, sweetness, and heat.

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Mushrooms and their health benefits

Mushrooms are No. 1 Vitamin B monsters (The Ultimate guide)
Mushrooms are No. 1 Vitamin B monsters (The Ultimate guide)

Everything your mother never told you about Vitamin B. Oyster mushrooms is a plant-based food that covers the Vitamin B group with the exception of B12. But, 50g dried Shiitake gives the daily recommended amount.

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Why are mushrooms the ultimate meat alternative
Why are mushrooms the ultimate meat alternative

Due to their unique vitamin & mineral content, protein profile, not to mention their awesome flavour & texture mushrooms are the ultimate meat alternative.

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Find out how mushrooms can boost your immune system
Find out how mushrooms can boost your immune system

Mushrooms have been scientifically proven to boost the immune system and fight illness. Find out why they do this and how you can benefit.

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How to get Vitamin D without popping pills (or skin cancer!)
How to get Vitamin D without popping pills (or skin cancer!)

Learn how mushrooms can boost your Vitamin D levels – essential for people on a plant-based diet, especially in winter. Lack of Vit D will affect your immune system and bone health.

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