3 edible mushrooms that are easy to find – and how to avoid the poisonous ones

February 25, 2016 by  
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There’s no better way to enjoy rainy weather than to break out your Wellies and go mushroom-hunting in the forest. Mushrooms are a healthy addition to your diet and are loaded with important vitamins and minerals that are hard to find in plant food such as Vitamin D, B Vitamins, Selenium, Potassium, Copper and Beta-Glucans , which are important for your immune system . Of course you can find common button mushrooms, cremini and portobello (which are all just different sizes/colors of the same species) in your local supermarket, and you can grow your own oyster mushrooms , but it’s a lot more fun to forage for your own exotic fungi! Many delicious species such as chanterelles , cauliflower mushrooms , truffles and porcini can only be found through foraging, since they are not grown commercially. Some people are scared of the idea of mushroom foraging, since there are deadly mushrooms that can kill you with one bite. But don’t fear – there are several types of mushrooms that are perfect for beginner foragers since they’re unique and easy-to-identify, with few or no poisonous look-alikes. Read on to discover three types of easy-to-identify mushrooms for beginner foragers. Read the rest of 3 edible mushrooms that are easy to find – and how to avoid the poisonous ones

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