1grams about 4pcs
Genuine Cordyceps sinensis (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) mushroom also known as “Caterpillar Fungus”. High quality, whole dried mushrooms. One of the world’s best known medicinal mushrooms and one of the most prized species, partly due to its very high concentration of antioxidant compounds within the fruit body and so is widely used in anti-ageing remedies; be sure to look on-line for published peer-reviewed research papers on the potential medicinal properties of Cordyceps sinensis.
Cordyceps sinensis is in the same genus as the well known “zombie ant fungus” (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) where the spores infect an ant, altering its behaviour so that it will find a suitable environment to support mushroom development, it will climb high in the jungle canopy before clamping on foliage where the ant dies and the fungus uses the ants body as a food source for mushroom development. A mushroom will grow out of the ant, releasing spores that will complete the cycle by infecting more ants.
Back to Cordyceps sinensis, we will ensure that mushrooms are sent whole but due to their fragile nature, the thin body of the mushroom may snap. Although the colonised dried caterpillar is much stronger and so it is only the thin fruit body that may snap off the dried body of the caterpillar but we will ensure that breakages are kept to a minimum by packing securely, as we do for all our products but in some cases it may be unavoidable. However, this will not effect the usability or the quality of the product in any way at all, it is only cosmetic.
Weight may vary as each mushroom is unique and natural so variation in mass (weight) is unavoidable. On average, 7-8 Cordyceps weigh 3g, 13-14 Cordyceps weigh 5g and 25-28 Cordyceps weigh 10g, all approximately.
Additionally, we also stock whole dried reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) mushrooms, both wild and artificially cultivated types, as well as many different species of high quality mushroom extracts, they are already listed and available on eBay, check out our extract and whole mushrooms category here.
Store in a cool and dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. Use within 24 months.