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Unlocking the Secrets of Shiitake Mushroom Extracts: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

Discovering the Delightful Shiitake Mushroom: A Comprehensive Exploration In the realm of culinary and medicinal mushrooms, few varieties are as revered as the Shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes). It has a rich umami flavor which makes it versatile for culinary applications.…

2024/04/22 read more

Unlocking the Secrets of Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extracts: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

In the realm of fungi, few specimens command as much awe and reverence as the Lion's Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus). Its unique appearance, coupled with a rich history of medicinal and culinary use, has cemented its status as a revered…

2024/03/12 read more

Unlocking the Secrets of Cordyceps Mushroom Extracts: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

 Cordyceps Mushrooms: Nature's Enigmatic Fungi   Fig 1: Cordyceps militaris also known as the Scarlet Caterpillarclub Fungus (image) What is Cordyceps? Cordyceps mushrooms are an ancient group of entomopathogenic fungi (we’ll get to that in a minute) that have been…

2024/02/24 read more

Unlocking the Secrets of Reishi Mushroom Extracts: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

What is Reishi? Fig 1: Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) can be identified by its shiny appearance and woody texture   Reishi mushroom is revered in traditional Chinese medicine as the “Herb of immortality” or “king of herbs”. Its scientific name…

2023/11/22 read more

Kerala’s Tribal Cultures and their Ethnomycology

Introduction Nestled within the embrace of the majestic Western Ghats, Kerala's landscapes boast an awe-inspiring fungal diversity, a testament to nature's ingenuity. From vibrant orchids to elusive fungi, this biodiversity is a global marvel that resonates with our national pride.…

2023/10/20 read more

How to Grow Mushrooms at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide for Mushroom Enthusiasts

If you’re reading this, kudos to you for thinking about growing your own mushrooms. I hope this blog gives you the confidence to take the next step and get started on your mushroom cultivation journey. This blog is for anyone…

2023/06/12 read more

The Role of Women in Mycology: A Tribute

I. Introduction This Women's Day Month may we be fully aware that the relationship between science and women has been a hard one. While this blog will show some of the more popular names and the ones that paved the…

2023/03/25 read more

Beta Glucan: The Immune Boosting Wonder You’ve Been Searching For (Part 2/3)

Beta Glucans: What are they really? Mushroom extracts are all the craze today. Have you ever wondered what are in these extracts? What do you as a consumer look out for when you buy a product? The answer to these…

2023/03/13 read more

The Structure and Function of Fungal Cell Walls: An Overview

Just like plant cells and unlike animal cells, fungi possess a cell wall. The cell wall is nothing but a protective layer within which all of the cellular components are housed. It acts as a protective shield that allows a…

2023/01/31 read more

Guest Blog: Into the Mycoverse – through the lens of an artist

As an artist, I am often asked ‘what are you working on these days?’ When I say fungi I usually get amused and sometimes a bewildered ‘oh’?! Perhaps most people think of them as creepy rotters. But when I tell…

2022/11/29 read more

King Tuber Oyster Mushroom: 3 Diseases it can protect you from: (PART 2/3)

In Part 1 of this 3 Part Series we discussed the ways in which scientific studies have shown Pleurotus tuber-regium to aid and help with cancer. Part 2 will take a deep dive into one of the most prolific diseases…

2022/11/19 read more

10 Things you need to know to have a profitable mushroom business in India

When we were starting our journey, we were completely new to the mushroom space and hardly knew anything about cultivating them. We took up mushroom cultivation because it seemed like something that could meet our goals- sustainable, profitable and scalable.…

2022/11/10 read more

King Tuber Oyster Mushroom: 3 Diseases it can protect you from: (PART 1/3)

Pleurotus tuber regium. The King Tuber Oyster Mushroom. This warm-weather mushroom has long been revered for its medicinal properties in parts of Western Africa, China and North East India. As the only sclerotium-forming member of the Pleurotus genus, it is…

2022/10/25 read more

Mushroom Spawn 101: Your Ultimate Guide

Before you start exploring this blog about mushroom spawn, It will be really helpful if you are familiar with the basics of what mushrooms are and how they are cultivated. If you’re new to mushroom cultivation, please check out these…

2022/08/17 read more

A Culinary & Medicinal King – The King Tuber Oyster Mushroom

Before I get into the mushroom side of things, let’s take a look at 3 not-so-good statistics about the current state of affairs in India - 2022 was the hottest summer in India in the last 10 years with temperatures…

2022/06/16 read more

Single Use Plastics in Mushroom Cultivation

Before you start exploring this blog, I am assuming that all of you are familiar with the basics of what mushrooms are and how they are cultivated. If you’re new to this, please check out these blogs to know more…

2022/03/12 read more

Guest Blog: This Veganuary, give mushrooms a try!

The ethical and environmental devastation wreaked by animal agriculture or livestock farming is finally getting mainstream attention in the West, and now in India. The impact of industrial animal agriculture is enormous. It emits 14.5% - 16.5% of the world’s…

2022/01/31 read more

Why India Needs More Mushroom Farmers (Part 3/3)

Socio-economic-issues Unemployment India is said to have over 38 million unemployed people as per reports published in December 2020. Though this number is disputed, it is still alarmingly high and unemployment continues to be the largest social issue in India.…

2022/01/05 read more

Why India Needs More Mushroom Farmers (Part 2/3)

Health & wellbeing "Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health." - Paul Stamets…

2021/12/29 read more

Why India Needs More Mushroom Farmers (Part 1/3)

Our tagline at Nuvedo is “In Mushrooms We Trust”. At Nuvedo, we truly believe that fungi hold the answer to many of the most pressing issues that our country India is facing today on multiple fronts. Rather than looking at…

2021/12/20 read more

India’s Mushroom Tribes: NuMushTe

India is a land of tribes, cultures, mixed religions, dance music, and most importantly cuisines that are diverse in many ways. The food of indigenous people holds contrasting spectrums while we move across geography. And with this diversity, tribes of…

2021/11/06 read more

Women’s Health & Mushrooms

If you think closely, in your immediate group of friends, family, or loved ones, you would know at least one person, who has a lifestyle-related issue. We’re living in a time when a large number of us have new eating…

2021/08/27 read more

3 Tips for the best oyster mushroom growing experience

Congratulations on getting your very own Nuvedo High Protein Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit! We are really happy that you have taken a step towards bringing the magic of mushrooms into your lives. #MoreRoomForShrooms If you have just received your kit,…

2021/07/05 read more

Why you need to add dry mushrooms to your grocery list?

“Dried mushrooms are not like dried herbs, a pale substitute for the real thing. Think raisins instead of grapes, and you have a better analogy for dried mushrooms. They have a personality all their own, worth exploring, and they can…

2021/06/24 read more

How do I get the most out of my Nuvedo Mushroom Growing Kit?

One of the most common questions we get asked by budding mushroom enthusiasts is- do mushroom grow kits work? Yes they do! They are, in our opinion, the easiest way to grow fresh organic mushrooms from the comforts of your…

2021/06/04 read more

Lifecycle of a Mushroom

Typically when one thinks of mushrooms, the white dome of a button mushroom appears in the mind’s eye. This is but one of the many thousands of varieties of mushrooms inhabiting our planet today. Mushrooms come in a plethora of…

2021/05/11 read more

Glossary | All things Fungi

Commonly used terminologies in mushroom cultivation Mushroom cultivation is quite technical and involves a lot of jargon that can be intimidating if you are just starting out. Don’t let these difficult terminologies put you off from exploring the fascinating space…

2021/04/02 read more
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