Chestnut - "Shaggy Beard"

Unkempt and Delish

We’ve all been taught the same lesson since grade school, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” Well, this goes double for mushrooms like the Shaggy Beard, which we know looks a little rough around the edges and in desperate need of a trim. Now, despite its looks, this little fungi has plenty to offer, ranging from a full nutty flavor, near crunchy texture, to its bountiful yields. All you need to provide is a healthy dose of humidity and comfortably cool temperatures. 

  • Scientific Name: Pholiota Adiposa
  • Common Name: Chestnut Mushroom
  • Health Highlights: In accordance with other mushrooms, Shaggy Beard is low in calories, sodium, and fat. However Shaggy Beard is particularly rich in Copper and B Vitamins while also containing Folate, Biotin, Niacin, Selenium, and Potassium. These along with other vitamins and minerals produce the following:

    • Anti-tumor properties
    • Cholesterol lowering properties
    • Anti-inflammatory properties