Coprinus comatus powders and extracts


Coprinus comatus, also known as chicken drumstick mushroom, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer’s wig or shaggy mane, is a novel cultivated edible mushroom in China. It is often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. The young fruit bodies first appear as white cylinders emerging from the ground, then the bell-shaped caps open out. The gills beneath the cap are white, then pink, then turn black and secrete a black liquid filled with spores (hence the “ink cap” name). This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or depositing spores. When young it is an excellent edible mushroom provided that it is eaten soon after being collected (it keeps very badly because of the autodigestion of its gills and cap). If long-term storage is desired, microwaving, sauteing or simmering until limp will allow the mushrooms to be stored in a refrigerator for several days or frozen. Processing must be done whether for eating or storage within four to six hours of harvest to prevent undesirable changes to the mushroom. For its good nutritional properties, delicious taste and particular figure (like chicken drumstick), more and more people like to eat the mushroom. Various bioactive functions of C. comatus have been reported in recent years, such as hypoglycemic, immunomodulation, hypolipidemic, antitumor and antibacterial effects


   Coprinus comatus Extracts(Organic/Conventional):Extract rate: 4:1 beta-glucan 10%

   Coprinus comatus Extracts(Organic/Conventional):extract rate 8:1 beta-glucan 20%

   Coprinus comatus mycelium extracts(Conventional):Extract rate: 4:1 Polysaccharides 20%

   Coprinus comatus mycelium extracts(Conventional):extract rate 6:1 Polysaccharides 30%

   Coprinus comatus powders(Organic/Conventional):Polysaccharides 6%