Shroom Honey

Shroom Honey is a coveted edible substance harvested by Scroungers from Honey Shrooms in the wilds of Lotus Land.

Shroom honey is the apex of human fermentation, where the result is a nutritional powerhouse with several uses, and the flavor is the perfect combination of sweet and musky to give a gorgeous, complex note to any dish it is used in.
~ Candace Frowder, a food critic soon after shroom honey was invented

Properties

Material Characteristics

Shroom honey is, for all intents and purposes, identical to honey in texture. It is a darker brown than even wildflower honeys, and it has a higher level of proteins, rather than being nutritionally a carbohydrate only.

Physical & Chemical Properties

The presence of proteins in shroom honey makes it a relatively well-rounded food substance.

Life & Expiration

Shroom honey is not as resistant to decay or microbial growth as bee honey is, but it still has a long shelf-life if stored correctly. Shroom honey can last for decades when sealed, and several weeks when left open.

History & Usage

Everyday use

Shroom honey is used as a major ingredient and binder in Gooey Cakes.

The black market of Symbiopolis also uses shroom honey in the manufacture of Lotus Honey, a hallucinogenic drug.

Manufacturing & Products

Shroom honey is produced by creating a mash of honey pots and honey pits, in a 60/40 ratio by weight. The mash begins a chemical reaction between the sweet liquid found in honey pots and the large musky, sticky spores found in honey pits.

A small amount of water is then added to the mash, and it is allowed to age for a full week under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. The mash is strained and pressed to extract the liquid, and it undergoes an fan-drying process similar to how bees make honey. Once the correct consistancy is reached, the pre-honey is allowed to age again. This time for a full lunar cycle.

The liquid is a carbohydrate suspension containing Bacillus subtilis var. panamora. The spores are spheres of glutamic acid surrounding the inner membrane, which contains the genome. The bacterium produces several protease enzymes, which change how the glutamic acid chains coil.

The result is a musky, sweet and very sticky substance that looks like a medium to dark brown honey. This is shroom honey.

Type
Biomaterial
Odor
Slight musty scent
Taste
Sticky, sickly sweet
Color
Transluscent medium brown
Density
Very dense
A fresh jar of shroom honey

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3 Aug, 2022 05:21

Uhh, yum? Can I just say that? I'm a bit of a RL fanatic for honey--so this was delightful as an idea for me!   Well done!

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