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Is Mushroom Protein Powder Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether you’re making a plant-based shake after a workout, or trying to up your daily protein intake, could mushroom protein powder be your new vegan go-to?

What is mushroom protein powder?

Generally, mushroom protein powder is exactly what you’d expect; It’s dried and powdered mushrooms. It can be made from any type of edible mushroom but you’re most likely to find reishi, lion’s mane, and shiitake varieties used for their high protein and fibre content great for gut and heart health. As well as those high scorers, mushroom protein powder is even considered to provide energy boosts, improve focus, cognition, and even athletic performance.

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Is mushroom protein powder vegan?

Yes, mushroom protein powder should be vegan, but it’s always worth checking the ingredients list for any non-vegan ingredients. A big one to look out for is dairy-based milk powder.

Hungry to learn more? Check out this post on the ultimate guide to plant-based proteins for everything you need to know: from legumes and grains to nuts and vegetables, vegan protein is everywhere. 

Send us more plant-based questions to answer in the comments section below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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