Make Room for Mushrooms

Courtesy photo    Find out about the mighty mushroom next Thursday at Alameda Natural Grocery.

An enlightening talk on the healthful effects of mushrooms is on tap at Alameda Natural Grocery Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. The presentation is courtesy of Mikael Makinen, co-founder of Four Sigmatic, a superfood company founded by a group of Finnish friends. They aim to popularize medicinal mushrooms by incorporating them into more mainstream products like coffee and hot cocoa. 

Four Sigmatic was founded in 2012 and its products launched in the U.S. in 2015. Before this venture, Makinen worked at Google where he first got interested in the healing powers of mushrooms. His talk will cover topics including: functional mushrooms, fungi as a kingdom, why mushrooms are good for us, mushrooms in coffee and more.

Alameda Natural Grocery is located at 1650 Park St. Find out more at www.alamedanaturalgrocery.com.