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    Nutritional Benefits

    Eliminate Bad Cholesterol

    The oyster mushroom is useful for cutting triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the body. Calories are actually only saved for the sake of energy when needed but if not required, these calories can turn into plaque and spell trouble for the arteries.

    Boost Immune System

    Oyster mushrooms contain a number of antibiotic and amino acids. One way to boost immunity and attack the nests of bacteria in the body along with viruses and parasites is to consume oyster mushrooms.

    Fight Against Cancer

    The results of the study in International Journal of Oncology in 2008 showed that the oyster mushroom extract can suppress the growth of colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells.

    Controlling Blood Pressure

    It’s one of the remarkable oyster mushroom health benefits. If you often have unstable blood pressure, then eating oyster mushrooms can help. It’s thanks to the rich content of potassium in the oyster mushroom as potassium works in keeping blood pressure stable.

    Organic Farming

    The beauty of growing mushrooms on fresh coffee waste is that the substrate is already pasteurized by the coffee brewing process, so you can bypass the whole pasteurizing step and get straight into the inoculating. Plus, spent coffee grounds are a huge waste resource, and are packed full of nutrients which your Oyster Mushrooms love to grow on.

    Coffee grounds are rich in nutrients, but can contaminate easily. Corrugated cardboard is not as rich and delicious to competing molds and bacteria, and the corrugation allows room for air and for the mycelium (mushroom roots) to run.

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    Mate Herceg

    Starting his professional career during the Sydney Olympics and being faced with serving up to 500 international guests per day was a defining moment for Chef Mate Herceg. At the age of 30, he was appointed Head Chef at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath, a challenge he took in his stride. Mate was in charge of managing 4 kitchens, 3 restaurant 30 staff and producing over 1000 High Teas, 1500 lunches, and 500 dinners every week.

    For 19 years Mate has been cooking and has always had a passion for food and sustainability. His passion for cooking came from his mother. His earliest memories are of being sat beside the kitchen sink in the family house and watching his mother prepare and cook. Mate learnt all of his early skills and passion for cooking from her. When he wasn’t in the kitchen, he was outside with his father in the garden turning over soil and growing fruit and vegetables. Using fresh produce from the garden was instilled in him from a young age.

    Through his skills and passion for food and fresh produce, Mate decided to start a full-circle urban farm. The farm produces the highest grade mushrooms free from chemicals and re-purposes a spent product which reduces waste and minimises impact to the earth.

    We are an Urban Mushroom Farm located in the Blue Mountains @ 912 metres above sea level

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