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Could be: Commercial mushrooms come from safe sources. If you are into foraging for them, either you must be an expert or do this with an expert. Some like morels are easy to identify but others can be difficult and mushroom poisoning is something you would rather not acquire. ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic only to portobello mushrooms? I only have symptoms with portobellos. I have had truffles and no reaction.
Not proven: Although certain mushrooms are said to possess anti-cancer effect, there has been no scientific proof to support the assertion. However it will likely do no harm either except on the wallet. ...Read more
Oh, yes: "maitake" means "dancing" -- ancient japanese people apparently danced with joy when finding these mushrooms. For thousands of years, healers have used them in tonics, soups, teas, prepared foods, and herbal formulas to promote health and long life. Researchers are now studying the medicinal effects of mushrooms on the immune system, cancer, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Morels: There are many health benefits from mushrooms but the specifics depending on what kind of mushroom it is. I will talk about what is most often called a morel. However, when we foraged for them in the blue ridge mountains as a child we called them merkels. They contain antioxidants and are reported to aid liver health. They contain fiber, vitamin d, potassium & iron. They are delicious (cont'd). ...Read more
No: Commercial mushrooms added to food makes them more palatable and interesting. Mushrooms from this source have few nutrients however. Be careful about harvesting your own as there are some seriously poisonous varieties growing wild. In general, however, mushrooms are neither bad nor good in the usual sense of these words. ...Read more
Very healthy!: Seems they are particularly good for you - even more than some other mushrooms. Especially for a strong immune system they are considered very beneficial. Read: http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=97 no risks that i know of except possibly in the dirt or packaging. Best! ...Read more
Hi . Please tell me how do i know if mushroom is bad or safe to eat? What should i looking for first to know?
Suggeation: If not absolutely, clearly, 100% sure that a mushroom is safe to eat, then do not eat it. Some mushrooms can kill you. Not an authoritative or definitive guide. Avoid parasol-shaped, that look like wide-open umbrellas with white rings around the stem and white, milky gills. Brightly colored and spotted parasols, may be Amanitas, full of one of nature's deadliest poisons. Avoid cream-colored caps ...Read more
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