What Is Mushroom Meat?

What Is Mushroom Meat?

Sounds weird to call a fungi meaty, huh? 

Surprisingly, mushrooms actually more closely resemble animals rather than plants. They aren’t just trendy diet choices either. They’ve become prevalent superfoods in the regular diet today as well. But what is mushroom meat really? Is it good for you? How can it be added to a diet quickly? 

From our team at Troomy, we have a few primary routes for you to take advantage of these superfood benefits today. Here are some tips on how to get started. 

What Links Mushrooms to ‘Meaty’ Properties?


Mushrooms have even stronger amounts of vitamins than meats, including B2, B1, and B12. Additionally, they have vital minerals you should have in your diet anyway, like zinc and selenium, for example. Having these all a strong foundation can keep you feeling your best as a simple addition to your meals.

Meaty Taste of Mushrooms - Troomy Nootropics in Whittier, CA

Meaty Taste

With vitamins, minerals, and condensed fibers, mushrooms naturally taste like meat as well. This can offer a unique substitute for taste if you’re looking for a plant-based diet. 

Not a Substitute for Protein

One thing mushrooms do lack that meat doesn’t is protein. You still need proteins in your diet to keep your meals balanced. Instead, mushrooms can act as a substitute for meat in:

  • Taste
  • Texture
  • Smell

Still, this doesn’t make them meats, but instead are their own superfoods with a variety of additional benefits. Low Calorie Intake - Improving Your Health and Nutrition Benefits - Troomy Nootropics in Whittier, CA

Major Benefits of Eating Mushrooms

Low Calories

Looking to lower the calorie content in your daily diet? Mushrooms are a great alternative to meats for a reduced calorie intake. Additionally, the flavor stays the same for the most part and still builds stable energy. This can keep you running through the day as a great source of nutrients in your lunch, dinner, or snacks as well.


One of the worst parts of getting steaks and other meats is the prices. They are extremely expensive for the best cuts even when cooking at home. This makes the whole process of having meat a bit more difficult since the prep time is extensive as well.

Natural Solutions

Having an Impossible Burger can be great to stay plant-based, but they also aren’t exactly all-natural solutions. Some will have genetically modified ingredients to simulate a bloodier burger or one that more closely resembles real meat in general.

Ease of Access

Additionally, adding mushrooms to a recipe is simple. It doesn’t take any time at all and the flavors can be subtle when combined with other more potent ingredients. With their healthy nutrients and meaty flavors, you can spice up your next meal instantly.

Variety of Mushrooms - Lion's Mane - Troomy Nootropics in Whittier, CA


On top of a variety of flavors, there are a ton of different species of mushrooms as well. The fungus itself comes in several common forms that you’re probably familiar with today. However, some are less common that you should get acquainted with as well.

  • Reishi
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Cordyceps

You can learn a bit more about these mushrooms and what they do here. But for the most part, what you’re going to want to get started with is finding simple routes to adding these meaty mushrooms into your diet to get those nutritional benefits fast.

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Simple Routes to Add Mushroom Nutrients Into Your Diet

New Recipes

Recipes are easier to find today than ever. Trying new recipes is always fun, and it’s an awesome way to get involved with strong nutrients in your diet. Additionally, they’re easy to find and inexpensive. 

However, the prep time is a bit much. Cooking takes a lot of work and is a major skill you have to develop. It can be fun to do on your own or with family, but there are some more simplified alternatives to take on as well.

Powder Supplements

Powders are a great alternative that keeps you consistent with your daily nutrients and vitamins. Additionally, these powders are highly condensed and are super compact editions to your shakes, drinks, and more. You can pop these in easily to your daily routine at a really friendly price as well. On top of ease of use, you don’t have to worry about shelf life as much either. 

Nootropic Gummies

Supplements and gummies have been on the rise for the past few years. While they are trendy and popular, they’re also extremely helpful to your daily routine. Also, they’re easy!

Gummies, for example, you can pop in at a moment's notice. Forget all that prep time and finding a recipe you can craft to perfection. Mushrooms in gummies instantly give you that superfood boost and are wallet-friendly solutions.

Get Started With Troomy Today!

If you’re looking to add mushrooms to your diet without all that extra work, get started with Troomy Nootropics today. Take a look at our blends and find the targeted benefits that you’re looking for most, and start your journey to finding your “True Me” with fruity flavors fast!

Alex Heining

About the Author

Alex Heining is a major supporter and activist of mushroom-powered wellness, and has been a leader on our Troomy Nootropics team since day one. As a graduate from the University of Oregon and marketer in the Los Angeles area, he constantly aims to increase activity and acquire more knowledge on ever-changing innovations in the fungi industry today.

Over our first year as a company, he’s combined his efforts with our top blending strategists to inform the Troomy community on developments in mushroom-powered wellness, while developing delicious, functionally-powerful gummies for daily use. Whether he’s in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, he’ll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your “True Me” with Troomy.


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