Mycelium: The fascinating ‘mushroom material’

Picture of mushrooms on grass
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In simple terms, “mycelium” refers to a thread-like body of a fungus. The main part of the fungus is the mycelia, which lives inside substrate (e.g. wood, straw, grain). On the other hand, edible mushrooms are only a small visible part of such organisms.

In the last few years, there has been an increased interest to use mycelium as a material in various industries. A big factor for…