Monday, July 11, 2016

Don's Blog Chanterelle Mushrooms 7-11-16

 My mushroom hunting Innsbrook friend Justina, came by a few days ago to show off some of 
her fresh chanterelle mushrooms (Cantharelus cibarius). She found an abundance of them growing in grass in a nearby woods.

Cnanterelles are yellow or orange funnel shaped fungi which are described as meaty.
On the lower surface below the smooth cap it has gill-like ridges that run almost all the way to 
its stem. I can attest that it smells like apricots. They are high in vitamins C and D and very high in potassium.


Justina reports that Chanterelles are the most popular wild edible mushroom in the world.
She sautees these delicate beauties in butter. In the 1600's they were popular with
royalty. I have complete confidence in Justina's mycologic ability but I only eat mushrooms 
from the store.

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