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Munchrooms

Super healthy, naturally filling, magically delicious

Mushrooms are a great food for regular snacking due to their strong adaptogenic properties—they can reduce inflammation, supercharge the immune system, support digestive health, and the antioxidants are reported to help fight signs of aging in the body.

This low-calorie, highly satisfying snack is an easy choice for people who are looking for meat alternatives that aren’t pretending to be something they’re not. Minimal processing, whole ingredients, maximum flavor. Shiitake was a natural choice for a plant-based jerky because of its hearty chew, nutritional value, high fiber content, and antioxidant qualities.

Beyond being a no-compromises choice for people who strive to eat less meat (or no meat at all), even traditional jerky lovers are pleasantly surprised by how perfectly seasoned and satisfying munchrooms’ mushroom jerky is in comparison to other plant-based snacks.

 

I have loved snacking my entire life, especially any kind of "junk" food. During a work trip to Asia, my snacking obsession led me to discover a variety of interesting plant-based snacks that were both delicious and healthy. When I got back home to the States, I was craving the kinds of snacks I had been enjoying on the road, and I couldn’t find anything like it. So I started working on my first recipe, a chewy and savory mushroom jerky that you could take anywhere.

My journey took me to Taiwan, a country known for exceptional plant-based foods and mushroom cultivation techniques. This is thanks to the largely Buddhist population, and the culinary techniques used there are ancient, yet extremely cutting edge. I took some time to travel the country, exploring the incredible variety of Taiwan’s delicious vegan food—and was lucky to meet with the family behind a small, multi-generational business that shares my passion for creating delicious snacks. We kicked off an incredible partnership to bring tasty, savory mushroom-based jerky with big flavors and real ingredients home with me.

The more I learned about mushrooms, the more fascinated I was by all of the different culinary and medicinal applications they have, as well as their nutritional benefits. Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by our ancestors for medicinal purposes, and are still used today to boost energy, immunity, and improve overall health around the world.

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