Botanical Name - Cordyceps sinensis
Other Names - Chinese caterpillar fungus
Origin - China
Flavor Profile - Deep, earthy, and nutty
Typical Preparations - Traditionally prepared in Chinese medicine as a broth, it can also be used as an extract, as a tea or encapsulated.
The cordyceps mushroom is rich in antioxidants, polysaccharides, amino acids, polypeptides, vitamins and minerals. The flavor of cordyceps has been described as deep, earthy, and nutty - ideal for blending into smoothies or coffee.
Precautions - Excessive use may cause mild diarrhea, dry mouth, and nausea.