Fresh Lion's Mane (Pom Pom's) Mushroom
These are beautiful mushrooms, with cascading white icicle-like spines, and are some of the best of the edible fungi.
Hericium erinaceus (also called Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Hedgehog Mushroom, Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, pom pom mushroom, or Bearded Tooth Fungus) is an edible mushroom in the tooth fungus group. Hericium erinaceus is a choice edible when young, and the texture of the cooked mushroom is often compared to seafood. This mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, and a study in 2005 showed that some compounds in the mushroom, like D-threitol, D-arabinitol and palmitic acid may have antioxidant effects, may regulate blood lipid levels and may reduce blood glucose levels.
Lion's Mane mushrooms