There are a number of preparations edible mushrooms can be used in: soups, stews, salads and so much more — and you can always trust their ability to make great eating. It is particularly important to note that sun dried mushrooms are loaded with vitamin D which is associated with good metabolism and general colon health.
There are several edible mushrooms but in this page we will focus on the very common ones you can find in almost any cuisine or supermarket near you.
Button or table mushrooms are one of the most common type of mushrooms under the edible category used in various preparations.
Giant puff ball: This variety of mushroom is best eaten when relatively young.They are round or pear shaped and white or slightly grey in color.
Oyster mushrooms have a seafood-like flavour and a delicate texture with only a few of it’s species being edible. They are perfect for loosing weight and maintaining a healthy heart/ cardiovascular system.
Straw mushrooms add a distinctive slightly musty flavor to food which is appealing to consumers. It takes well to inclusion in stir fries, soups, and stuffing, and retains both shape and flavor through cooking
The puffball, when young is of a firm texture, nearly round, grayish or brownish outside, but pure white within.
The shape of puffballs suggest the out pouring of smoke from a chimney because of the myriad of spores poured out in its ripe stage.
Morels : are also highly prized because of their rarity and the fact that they cannot be artificially cultivated. They are usually hunted for in marked spots when they are in season each year. But they can be used in most mushroom recipes.
Note: There’s a need to always ensure that your mushrooms are well cooked even if they fall under the edible category to remove any kind of toxin and avoid the incidence of poisoning. 0