Health Benefits

  • Mushroom jerky is a more nutrient dense snack than pork/beef/turkey jerky with significantly less cholesterol/saturated fats
  • Mushrooms are generally rich in the B vitamins such as: riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid
  • Helps protect heart health
  • Riboflavin is good for red blood cells. Niacin is good for the digestive system and for maintaining healthy skin
  • Most mushrooms that would be used for mushroom jerky also have a high amount of fiber, which is something the American diet vastly doesn’t have. Therefore will help create a healthy bowel.
  • Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day (Mayo Clinic). Currently, dietary fiber intakes among adults in the United States average about 15 grams a day (USDFHealth).
  • High fiber diets are also linked to fighting diabetes

Environmental Benefits

  • Mushroom Jerky also provides much less strain on the environment due to the amount of water, food, time, and additional resources it takes to raise cattle from birth till the age of slaughter
  • Mushroom farming emits much less carbon dioxide and requires less land than other agricultural practices
  • Mushrooms are often considered the "MVP" of sustainable agriculture.