They are: black hoof, tiger milk, poria, enoki, wood ear, and split gill mushrooms.
Mushroom ingredients supplier Sempera Organics (Morgan Hill, CA) has added six new mushroom species to its line of mushroom ingredients for dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages. The newly added species are: black hoof, tiger milk, poria, enoki, wood ear, and split gill.
Black hook mushroom (Phellinus linteus) is a medicinal mushroom often consumed in hot tea in Japan, Korea, and China. It is said to support blood sugar health, weight management, and an appropriate inflammatory response.
Tiger milk mushroom (Lignosus rhinoceros) is marketed as a general health tonic that may support upper respiratory function and immune health.
Poria mushroom (Wolfiporia cocos) has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine and today is used in supplements for brain health, immune health, digestion, and sleep.
Enoki mushroom (Flammulina filiformis) has been shown to help with healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels as well as to support immune function.
Wood ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula) is most used in Chinese cooking. Wood ear’s bioactive component is diazane, which the company says has been studied for antineoplastic characteristics. It supports general resilience and well-being.
Split gill (Schizophyllum commune), which is often added to soups, shakes, and prepared meals, shows great antioxidant and blood sugar–management activity.