Watch the video above where Jeff describes the following:
- the life cycle of a basidiomycete organism (commonly called a mushroom)
- the difference between mushroom and mycelium
- how mycelium is used to create grain spawn, which is “seed” for mushroom growing
- what grain spawn actually looks like
- how medicinal mushroom and pure mycelium research is being used to support the sale of grain spawn
- the industrial process for making grain spawn
- how grain spawn is grown in a completely sterile environment, nothing close to natural conditions
- why there is very little mycelium in grain spawn
- how companies are taking grain spawn and selling it as a “mushroom” supplement
Buyer beware: Grain spawn is commonly referred to as mycelium, or mycelium biomass by the companies that sell it as a nutritional supplement.
Grain spawn is not mushroom and definitely not a genuine medicinal mushroom product.