One of the “kings of mushrooms,” chaga mushrooms are used for functional benefits rather than for culinary purposes. Chaga resembles burnt charcoal and has a woody texture. The core is soft with an orange color. It is known by several other names, including black mass, birch canker polypore, cinder conk, and clinker polypore.
Traditionally, chaga mushrooms have been used for their potential health benefits, particularly in supporting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and providing antioxidants. As advocates of continuous learning and connecting people with the origins of their food, Foraged provides access to these rare ingredients and empowers you to explore their uses in your own culinary adventures. Learn more about what chaga mushrooms are used for