Interesting Facts About Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Interesting Facts About Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Turkey tail in NZ has fast become one of the trendiest mushrooms, and is known as the ‘holy grail’ of mushrooms in many international mushroom communities. Any mushroom enthusiast should be able to tell you some interesting facts about this incredible mushroom species. In this article, read about some of turkey tail’s most interesting features.


A Range Of Colours

Because most people see turkey tail in powder form, they aren’t entirely sure what the mushroom looks like. Turkey tail mushrooms are flat and disc-like, with diameters as big as 8cm! What makes these mushrooms so appealing is the wide range of hues they come in, including shades of red, brown, orange, ivory, yellow and grey. The underside of the mushroom is made up of hundreds of white spores. 


Earthy Taste

Turkey tail mushrooms have a mild, earthy taste that cannot exactly be described as ‘delicious’. For this reason, as well as the fact that they are rather leathery and chewy, they are not commonly used in cooking, but they are very popular in capsule or powder form for those wanting to experience the full benefits that turkey tail mushrooms have to offer. 


The Most Common Variety Of Woodland Mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms are the most common woodland mushroom in the world! They grow in the forests of a vast number of countries on decomposing bark, logs or stumps. They are known to grow all year round. 


Full Of Vitamins

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their nutritional value, containing high amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, antioxidants and flavonoids. They are known to work well as prebiotics and are great for detoxing and boosting your immune system. The many health benefits are the reason behind their popularity.


A Vast History

Because these mushrooms are so commonly occurring, they have historical ties with many places in the world. There are ancient Chinese texts and illustrations that refer to these mushrooms and their medicinal uses. Chinese herbalists used the turkey tail mushroom to promote overall wellness of the body.

Are you interested in learning more about turkey tail in NZ? Would you like to experience its benefits for yourself? Browse the Flow State website to see more of our mushroom products online, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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