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Paddy Straw mushrooms are used in Oriental cooking, and are typically available dried or canned.
Traditionally grown on the waste straw from the rice paddies, this mushroom grows inside a sac, which tears open as the mushroom grows. They are picked before the sac ruptures. They may be prepared or preserved with the sac still around it, which is called "in the egg", or with the sac removed.
They have a full flavor, which is slightly stronger with the sac still on.
It is not a difficult mushroom to grow, but it does require very warm temperatures for spawn growth, and for fruiting. It can be grown in hot compost to provide some of the necessary heat.
Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.
We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.
We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. We do guarantee that our products are as described, and that the methods in our instructions do produce good results, but once our products leave our facility, we can no longer control the factors which are responsible for success. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.
We do promise to answer your questions, and offer reasonable assistance if needed, and to correct any errors if a mistake is made on our part.