Re: [DIYbio] Re: How difficult would it be to make a super food?

Commercial medical fungus are grown using blue corn mash, or something similar in nutrient density. The mycelium grow in autoclave bags, then the bags are cut and the 'mushrooms' grow out of the slits in the bag.

If it's the only thing you want to have in the diet, you're absolutely going to run into toxicity issues. Something you would have to determine based on the uptake of different minerals and vitamins from your substrate (see above).

So, something that might be too tricky to accomplish.


On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 8:59 PM Cory J. Geesaman <> wrote:
I was thinking just bags of sawdust like they use for growing mushrooms commercially.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:51:54 PM UTC-4, Jordan wrote:
It is plausible, but I see two problems that would be very difficult to overcome at present. One individual metabolism, activity, and microbiome would likely make it impossible for a single source to provide ideal nutrition for any given individual. Especially considering that nutritional requirements change over time. The second thing is that the mineral values of a food source are dependent on the environment they are grown in, so you would need to craft a very specific growth media. If you grow this perfect food on something that is iron poor, then in turn your food would be iron deficient. Interesting idea!  

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