The health benefits of Reishi mushrooms have recently come to the attention of health food fans for their medicinal properties. This is due to the compound Ganoderma Lucidum that is found inside them, which some evidence suggests may help boost the immune system and even help fight cancer cells.

Reishi mushrooms are soft with a cork-like texture with an ear-shaped cup that is a deep red or burnt-orange colour. There are six types of mushrooms, that Reishi mushrooms stem from and they come in different colours, green, white, yellow and black. However, in this family of mushrooms, only two of them belong to the genus Ganoderma, which contain the compound Ganoderma Lucidium and the Reishi mushroom is one of them.

So, if you’re looking for a mushroom with health benefits, make sure you choose the red or burnt-orange Reishi mushroom!