Mycelium vs Fruiting Bodies of Functional Mushrooms w/ Jeff Chilton
Episode 30 is a critical episode for demystifying the functional mushroom market. Today we are speaking with Jeff Chilton, co-author of The Mushroom Cultivator and trusted functional mushroom expert. We dive deep into the science behind producing quality mushroom supplements, with a large focus on the misinformation on mycelium vs fruit bodies.
Jeff Chilton studied Ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and in 1973 began a 10 year career as a large scale commercial mushroom grower. Jeff is a founder of MycoMedia and is the co-author of The Mushroom Cultivator, published in 1983. In 1989 Jeff established Nammex, the first company to supply mushroom extracts to the Nutritional Supplement industry. And In 1997 he organized the first organic certification workshop for mushroom production in China.