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Host Defense® Reishi Chili

Host Defense® Reishi Chili

Looking for a game day recipe? Why not include a Host Defense® mushroom mycelium powder in your favorite game day chili? This hearty dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The Reishi powder not only supports energy & stamina,...

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Brain & Body™ Golden Milk Latte

Brain & Body™ Golden Milk Latte

Warm up this winter with the Host Defense® signature Golden Milk Latte! Our MycoBotanicals® Brain & Body™ Powder has Reishi and Lion’s Mane mushroom mycelium, Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon and Black Pepper. Combine it with your favorite milk to make a...

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Decoding Latin Binomials

Decoding Latin Binomials

What's in a Name? By Tristan Woodsmith Have you ever wondered why scientists use complicated, italicized, tongue-twisting terminology to describe living organisms? Why in the world would someone choose to say Canus lupus familiaris, when “Dog” is so much simpler?...

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The Makings of a Successful Mushroom Foray

The Makings of a Successful Mushroom Foray

An interview with Tristan WoodsmithEducation and Outreach | Equipment and Cultivation SpecialistFungi Perfecti 1. What does a successful foray look like? A “foray” is essentially a field trip to collect wild mushrooms led by experienced mycologists. Forays come in many different...

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Have You Heard the Buzz?

Have You Heard the Buzz?

In 2014, Fungi Perfecti® (parent company to Host Defense® Mushrooms™) started a collaboration with Washington State University (WSU) to explore the potential of utilizing mushroom mycelium extract to help save bees. The research collaboration that has unfolded over the last...

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Where Did Our Ready-To-Grow Mushroom Kits Go?

Where Did Our Ready-To-Grow Mushroom Kits Go?

Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Kit Resources Beginning Fall 2019, Fungi Perfecti will no longer offer our Indoor or Outdoor Mushroom Patches™ or Mushroom Sawdust Spawn. Our Mushroom Plug Spawn, Grain Spawn, Cultures and other cultivation resources will continue to be available. We...

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Meet Loni

Meet Loni

Meet the people behind-the-scenes of Fungi Perfecti®!  We're real people, keeping it real.     NameLoni Jean Ronnebaum aka Ronnebaumanita loniscaria Position & Years with Fungi Perfecti®Fungi Perfecti Retail Office Manager, 9 years  Best Thing About the JobFulfilling our shared...

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Gina's Sweet & Spicy Carrot Cake Smoothie

Gina's Sweet & Spicy Carrot Cake Smoothie

New Host Defense® MycoBotanicals® Brain & Body™ powder provides this morning treat with just the right amount of spice while supporting heart health and mental acuity.* This recipe comes courtesy of Host Defense National Science Educator, Gina Rivers-Contla.    Ingredients...

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Mushroom "Ketchup"

Mushroom "Ketchup"

From Jay: Learned about this technique from a historian and played around with it with great results. The recipe is not my own so I will just familiarize you with the concept. I started with several pounds of assorted fungus...

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