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shroomlings · 1 year
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Edible winter Mushrooms
Porcelain fungi and the European variety of Enokitake, Flammulina velutipes.
Photos by my friend Markus Sch. who is not on tumblr.
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drprofwitchlady · 9 months
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Hey! Today, let's embark on a fascinating shroomy journey into the captivating realm of mushrooms. These humble organisms, often overlooked and underappreciated, hold a secret world of mystery, beauty, and potential.
Mushrooms are not just a delicious addition to our meals but also a source of intrigue and fascination. From their mesmerizing forms and colors to their incredible diversity and ecological significance, mushrooms have captivated the human imagination for centuries.
Let's delve into the enchanting world of mushrooms, unearthing their hidden secrets, unraveling their medicinal properties, and embracing the magic they bring to our lives. Together, we will explore the different aspects of mushrooms, from their ecological roles to their culinary delights and even their potential as spiritual allies.
Through this journey, we'll discover the incredible variety of mushrooms that grace our forests, fields, and even our own backyards. We'll learn about edible mushrooms that tantalize our taste buds with their savory flavors and aromatic profiles. We'll unravel the medicinal properties of certain mushrooms that have been cherished by ancient healers for their potential health benefits. And we'll even venture into the world of folklore and mythology, where mushrooms have woven themselves into tales of enchantment and wonder.
Whether you are a seasoned mycophile or new to the enchantment of mushrooms, this blog is a space to celebrate and deepen our understanding of these remarkable organisms. Together, we will learn, share, and embrace the magic that mushrooms bring to our lives.
Grab a cup of your beverage of choice, sit back, and let's embark on a mycological adventure like no other. Welcome to a world where mushrooms are more than meets the eye—a world where fungi hold secrets waiting to be discovered.
Stay tuned for exciting posts about identification, medicinal properties, cultivation tips, foraging adventures, and so much more!
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Edible mushrooms are a diverse group of fungi that are not only yummy but also offer various nutritional benefits. Here are some popular kitchen shrooms:
Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus): The most commonly consumed mushrooms worldwide. They have a mild flavor and a firm texture, making them versatile for cooking in various dishes like stir-fries, salads, and soups. They are readily available in grocery stores and are recognizable by their distinct features.
Portobello Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus): Portobello mushrooms are matured, large button mushrooms with a rich, meaty texture. They are often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes and can be grilled, stuffed, or sautéed.
Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes): Shiitake mushrooms have a distinctive smoky flavor and a meaty texture. They are commonly used in Asian cuisine and can be stir-fried, added to soups and stews, or used as a filling in dumplings.
Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus): Oyster mushrooms have a delicate and slightly sweet flavor. They have a soft texture and are often used in stir-fries, soups, and pasta dishes.
Chanterelle Mushroom (Cantharellus spp.): Chanterelles have a fruity and slightly peppery flavor. They are highly prized for their unique taste and are often sautéed or used in creamy sauces.
Morel Mushroom (Morchella spp.): Morels have a distinct honeycomb-like appearance and a nutty, earthy flavor. They are highly sought after by mushroom enthusiasts and are commonly used in gourmet cooking.
Porcini Mushroom (Boletus edulis): Porcini mushrooms have a rich, nutty flavor and a meaty texture. They are commonly used in Italian cuisine and are often dried for later use in soups, stews, risottos, and pasta dishes.
These are just a few examples of edible mushrooms, and there are many more varieties available around the world. When foraging for wild mushrooms, it's important to have proper knowledge and identification skills or purchase them from reputable sources to ensure safety.
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Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems, particularly in Asian cultures. These mushrooms are valued for their potential health benefits and therapeutic properties. Here are some notable medicinal mushrooms:
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum): Reishi is often called the "king of mushrooms" and is highly regarded in traditional Chinese medicine. It is believed to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, promote relaxation, and support overall well-being.
Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus): Chaga is a fungus that grows on birch trees and is known for its antioxidant properties. It is believed to support immune function, reduce inflammation, and potentially help with conditions like digestive disorders and skin problems.
Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus): Lion's Mane is recognized for its unique appearance, resembling a lion's mane. It is believed to support brain health and cognitive function, potentially aiding memory, focus, and mental clarity.
Cordyceps Mushroom (Cordyceps sinensis): Cordyceps is a parasitic fungus that grows on caterpillar larvae. It has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine to enhance stamina, improve athletic performance, and support respiratory health.
Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor): Turkey Tail has a vibrant appearance with colors resembling the feathers of a turkey's tail. It is recognized for its potential immune-boosting effects and is often used as a complementary therapy for cancer patients undergoing treatment.
Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes): Shiitake mushrooms are well-known in the kitchen, but they also have medicinal properties. They contain compounds that may support immune function, cardiovascular health, and have potential anti-cancer properties.
These are just a few examples of the many medicinal mushrooms available. It's important to note that while these mushrooms have been traditionally used for their health benefits, scientific research is still ongoing to fully understand their mechanisms of action and potential therapeutic applications. As with any supplement or herbal remedy, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating medicinal mushrooms into your healthcare regimen.
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It is crucial to exercise extreme caution and avoid consuming wild mushrooms unless you are an experienced mycologist or have received proper training in mushroom identification. Many toxic mushrooms closely resemble edible varieties, making it difficult for novices to tell the difference between them. Consumption of toxic mushrooms can lead to severe illness or even be fatal.
Here are a few examples of toxic mushrooms:
Death Cap (Amanita phalloides): The Death Cap mushroom is one of the deadliest and most poisonous mushrooms and responsible for the majority of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide. It contains potent toxins that can cause severe liver and kidney damage. It closely resembles some edible mushrooms, making it particularly dangerous.
Destroying Angel (Amanita bisporigera): Another highly toxic mushroom is the Destroying Angel. It is part of the Amanita genus and contains deadly toxins that can lead to organ failure. It resembles some edible white mushrooms, making them particularly deceptive, so extreme caution is necessary.
Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria): While the Fly Agaric is not usually fatal, it is considered poisonous and can cause hallucinations, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms if ingested. It is recognized by its bright red cap with white spots and is often associated with folklore and fairy tales.
False Morels (Gyromitra spp.): False Morels are not directly deadly, but they contain a toxin called gyromitrin that can cause serious health issues. Consuming False Morels can lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and, in severe cases, organ damage.
Jack-O'-Lantern Mushroom (Omphalotus olearius): The Jack-O'-Lantern Mushroom is not deadly, but it is considered toxic. It can cause severe gastrointestinal distress if consumed. It is often found growing in clusters on decaying wood and has a distinct orange color.
Deadly Galerina (Galerina marginata): The Deadly Galerina is a small brown mushroom that contains deadly toxins. It is often found growing on decaying wood and can be mistaken for edible mushrooms. Ingesting this mushroom can lead to liver failure.
Autumn Skullcap (Galerina marginata): Autumn Skullcap is a small, orange-brown mushroom that is highly toxic. It contains the same toxins as the Deadly Galerina and can cause liver failure if ingested.
This is not an complete list, and there are so many other toxic mushrooms. It's important to remember that accurately identifying mushrooms is essential for foraging and consuming them safely. It is best to rely on expert identification or consult a trained mycologist before consuming any wild mushrooms. Unless you have extensive knowledge and experience in mushroom identification, it is best to avoid consuming wild mushrooms altogether to prevent the risk of poisoning and death.
Be safe, be blessed, and hope you enjoyed today's topic!
🌿🍄✨ Dr. Prof. Witch Lady
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phelanhydro · 1 year
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We all knew this was going to eventually happen. 😃 Did you know! 🧠 each species of mushroom has its own specific growing needs.🍄 The beautiful Shiitakes, White Buttons, & Portobellos, all require a little something different than the famous Oysters, Enoki or Beech Mushrooms. Especially when comparing growing medium and nutrients so that your babies can really hit their peak producing levels. 🆙️😄😂 Lucky for you it doesn't matter what🍄your growing, we can help make them bomb💣 Stop by our shop we would love to explain more! 👍 #Mushrooms #MushroomPower #PowerUp #ediblemushrooms #CookedorRawMushrooms #MushroomSoup #psylocibin #cooking #StuffedMushrooms #fungi #mushroomspotting (at Phelan Hydro & Garden Supply) https://www.instagram.com/p/CkjSf2qyjYF/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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Feast your eyes on this gorgeous Pleurotus ostreatus! 🍄💚 Also known as the oyster mushroom, this edible fungi is not only delicious but also incredibly good for you. Found growing on dead and decaying trees, foraging for these beauties is like a treasure hunt! If you're lucky enough to come across some, be sure to cook them up and enjoy their delicate, earthy flavor. 🌳🔍 #foraging #mushroomforaging #oystermushroom #pleurotusostreatus #wildfood #ediblemushrooms #fungiforaging #naturelover #healthylifestyle #mushrooms #mushroom https://www.instagram.com/p/ConD0AVsu2l/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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thecreakingdoor · 1 year
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Amazing afternoon walk in the woods with friends discovering lots of new fungi I’ve never seen before like these beautiful and slimy porcelain fungus. . . . #porcelainfungus #porcelainmushroom #fungi #foragingforfungi #mushroomhunter #foragingisfun #mushroomseason #mushrooms #ediblemushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #woodlandwalk #autumnishere (at Harrowby, Lincolnshire) https://www.instagram.com/p/CkoH43nogTC/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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himanshu123 · 10 months
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Dried Morel Mushrooms are the ideal nutritious and uncommon food, which Kabeela Living brings to you.
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Kabeela Living introduces you to the ultimate healthy and rare eat - Dried Morel Mushrooms, also known as Guchi Mushrooms. These mushrooms are not only delicious but also packed with numerous health benefits. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they help boost immunity, improve digestion, and reduce inflammation. Our carefully selected dried morels are easy to use - just soak them in hot water for 15-20 minutes and they're ready to be added to your favorite dishes. Whether you're a professional chef or a home cook, these mushrooms will add a unique flavor and texture to your recipes. Trust us, once you try these rare species of mushrooms, you won't be able to go back to ordinary mushrooms!
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artenderfoot · 1 year
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Beech mushrooms are a type of edible mushroom that are popular in many different cuisines, and I love how they look in their natural state. The soft, delicate caps and spindly stems create a whimsical and charming composition that is perfect for a gouache painting. The gentle curves and folds of the mushroom caps were carefully painted to create a sense of depth and dimension, while the light and shadow effects added a sense of realism to the piece. Whether you love mushrooms for their delicious taste or simply appreciate their unique beauty, I hope this painting brings a smile to your face. I can't wait to see what you think about this piece! Tag me in your photos if you decide to recreate this piece. Happy creating! 🎨 #mushroomart #mushroomlove #mushroomlover #mushroomtattoo #fungiart #fungilover #beechmushroom #ediblemushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #gouacheartist https://www.instagram.com/p/CpMVWleLPis/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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#harvesting our #turkeytail #mushrooms from our logs! #medicinalmushrooms #fungi #fungus #ediblemushrooms #healthiswealth #growingfood #growingmedicine #cookingwithkimberly #webchefkimberly #permaculture #biodiversity #polyculture #autumn #homesteading #urbanhomestead https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj6R11AOUQv/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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coveredinpaint · 2 years
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Another morel painting finished up this weekend—this one's even better than the last! *SOLD* 5"x7" • #watercolorist #watercolor #commission #customart #watercolorcommission #elysedeneigeart #mushroomart #pencillines #morel #morelmushroom #ediblemushrooms #forager #independentartist #mushroomart #mushroompaintings #mushroom https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfl4ZkZuBwl/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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wordress · 2 years
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Buy Blue Meanies Online are a potent cubensis strain that received its name from it’s blue bruising. Soon after consuming (half an hour) you will feel the effects which include a mood enhancement with euphoria and excitement. Taking this mushrooms in a nature setting is much suggested for its intense visual enhancements. You will look at everything around you as alive and breathing, leaving you in a true introspective thought.
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sugarswings · 1 year
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The kind of edibles I like! Been on a mushroom kick lately and been reading up and joining too many mushroom ID FB groups. These could have been picked on my last foraging hunt but since I’ve been coming up with nada I just made some. These are made from gingerbread and dipped in some royal icing. The gills are dark chocolate or white chocolate with some lines made with a knife. Super fun! #ediblemushroom #mushrooms #mushroomcookie #mushroomshape #mushroomphotography #mushroomforaging #mushroomlover #mushroomshapedcookies #gingerbread #gingerbreadcookies #gingerbreadchristmas #christmascookies https://www.instagram.com/p/ClNI-tJM9y8/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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documentsglobal · 2 years
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The nutritional value of edible mushrooms is due to their high protein, fiber, vitamin and mineral contents, and low-fat levels. They are very useful for vegetarian diets because they provide all the essential amino acids for adult requirements; also, mushrooms have higher protein content than most vegetables. Besides, edible mushrooms contain many different bioactive compounds with various human health benefits.
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bonlynx · 2 years
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Late but happy new year! I really gotta try to post more, I have sooo many finds from last year I haven't posted yet. Been finding a lot of these brick caps this winter. Still too chicken to try them though. 🍄
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Attention all foodies and nature lovers! Have you tried oyster mushrooms yet? These delicious and versatile mushrooms can be found growing wild throughout the United Kingdom. They're perfect for adding to soups, stir-fries, and even burgers. Plus, they're packed with nutrients and have a rich, earthy flavour that's hard to resist. Next time you're out foraging, keep your eyes peeled for these tasty treats. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you! 🍄🌱🍴 #oystermushrooms #foraging #naturelovers #foodie #wildfood #ukmushrooms #fungi #mushroomhunting #ediblemushrooms #mushroomlove #healthyfood #mushroomforaging #wildmushrooms #fungiforaging #foragedfood #mushroomhunting #ukforaging #fungusamongus #foragedmushrooms #eatwild (at Ashleworth, Gloucestershire) https://www.instagram.com/p/Coz-_1ls3b3/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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thecreakingdoor · 1 year
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What is difference a week makes in the world of fungi. There was barely anything to look at in the woods last Saturday and this week, there’s lots of activity including my first forage of Giant Blackening Polypore. It’s easy to mistake it for Chicken of the Woods and also needs cooking before eating. It can be chewy but we have some excellent young specimens popping up all over the place so my first experience was yummy yummy yummy. And not chewy at all. Also in this mix of pix is tiny lonely mushy ready to be stepped on in the path, young beefsteak mushroom (will come back for this in a day or two), orange wax cap in a super log hole and a poisonous roll rim growing in my neighbours front yard. . . . #mushroomseason #littlebrownmushroom #beefsteakmushroom #yellowwaxcap #waxcapmushroom #giantblackeningpolypore #giantpolypore #blackeningpolypore #polypore #brownrollrimmushroom #rollrimmushroom #ediblemushrooms #poisonousmushrooms #lincolnshire (at Harrowby, Lincolnshire) https://www.instagram.com/p/CiVejhMrAI5/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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himanshu123 · 10 months
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Premium Dried Morel Mushrooms: A Delicacy for Gourmet Cooking
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Kabeela Living brings you the ultimate healthy and rare eat. Dried Morel Mushrooms/ Guchi Mushrooms that bring goodness of health with a lot of benefits. Try this rare species of mushrooms and boost your immunity!!
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