frequently asked questions

What are mushrooms’ health benefits?

Mushrooms are fat-free, low-calorie, nutrient-dense, low in sodium, natural antioxidant super foods.

Certain mushroom varieties, such as Lion’s Mane or Reishi, have been used for centuries in many cultures for their healing properties. Some research has been conducted with animal-based trials and test-tube studies, and the findings have been very promising.

The list of benefits includes: anti-inflammatory effects, antioxidants, immune-boosting properties, better cognitive functioning, nerve health and repair, improved mood, cancer-fighting properties, among others.

What are some mushroom basics?

Mushrooms are part of the Fungi Kingdom, which also includes yeasts and molds. Even though they were once considered to be plants, they are actually more closely related to animals. The largest living organism on earth is a honey fungus that grows in the mountains of Oregon, it measures 2.4 miles across!

There are well over a million species of mushrooms on Earth. Some are edible, others are poisonous, and many are yet unknown. The edible types are not only delicious to eat, they are also very nutritious. Some mushroom varieties are known for their exceptional healing qualities, and they can be used as dietary supplements. Even more, mushrooms have recently been used for environmental applications. This is because they live by breaking down and eating decaying organic matter, and they play an important role in the cycle of regeneration within an ecosystem. In the near future, mushrooms may actually play an important role in healing the environment and saving the planet.

Are one up mushroom products certified organics?

We do not use any chemicals or pesticides while growing our mushrooms chocolates. However, we do use soybean hulls in our substrate which are not USDA-certified organic. We are currently in the process of sourcing our raw materials from organically-certified growers, in order to be fully compliant with organic certification standards.

Our chocolate bars contain psilocybin.

Is my information secure?

Yes. We will never share any of your information. All customers information are kept confidential from any third party. Checkout payments are securely encrypted.

When will I receive my products?

We normally ship within two to three business days of order confirmation. Please let us know if you have any issues and we will help it get sorted as soon as possible.

Are mushrooms a fruit or vegetable?

Mushrooms are fungi, which are so distinct in nature they are classified as their own kingdom, separate from plants or animals. While sometimes placed in the vegetable category, mushrooms are not a vegetable.

Where are mushrooms grown in the U.S.?

Mushrooms are grown in almost every state, however, Pennsylvania, Oregon, accounts for approximately 60 percent of total U.S. mushroom production.

What is a mycologist

A mycologist is one who studies mycology. Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy, and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine, food, and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as toxicity or infection.

When are mushrooms grown?

Because our mushrooms are grown indoors, they are harvested year-round.

Should I wash my mushrooms?

According to the FDA, you should “wash all produce thoroughly under running water before preparing and/or eating, including produce grown at home or bought from a grocery store or farmers’ market.” So, yes, it is recommended that after rising in cool water mushrooms are gently dried with a paper towel.

Do mushrooms contain vitamin D?

Yes, all mushrooms contain vitamin D.

What’s the best way to store mushrooms?

Storing them in their original packaging or in a brown paper bag keeps them fresh.