Rather than gills, Turkey Tails have pores. In contrast to many other edible mushrooms, Turkey Tail mushrooms are usually consumed in powder form. Its tough texture makes them unsuitable for whole consumption. Tea is the most popular way to consume Turley tail, no powdering is necessary. Please note, making turkey tail tea isn’t as easy as just pouring hot water and allowing it to steep. To achieve the maximum benefit, it's recommended to boil turkey tails for at least one hour. That will help to extract as many beneficial compounds as possible. Start with five cups of water and one cup of turkey tails. Most of the water should evaporate and you should end up with one cup of concentrated turkey tail tea. Then you can simply strain the mushrooms out of the water and drink it. If you are preparing mushroom tea this way, powdering your mushrooms isn’t necessary. You can also crush the dried turkey tail into a powder using a food processor, blender or mortar and pestle. Turkey tail powder is an easy ingredient to mix into a main dish, desserts & beverages. Stir powdered turkey tail it into soups, stews, salad dressings or hot tea. Or even free to blend it into a smoothie for an extra kick of nutrients.
Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom with an impressive range of benefits. It contains a variety of powerful antioxidants and other compounds that may help boost your immune system and even help fight certain cancers. Plus, turkey tail may improve gut bacteria balance, which can positively impact your immunity. In many Asian cultures, turkey tail symbolizes longevity and health, spiritual attunement, and infinity. Known in Chinese culture as Tun Zhi, it has been used for centuries by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as an immunomodulator that supports immune function and helps fight infections. Many have brewed turkey tail into a soothing tea to clear dampness, increase energy, and strengthen the lungs, stomach, and spleen. This functional mushroom’s ability to support the health of both an underactive and overactive immune system is unique and long valued among physicians of traditional medicine.
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