Are Mushrooms a Vegetable?

Are Mushrooms a Vegetable & Where Do They Fit on the Food Pyramid? It’s no secret that mushrooms have been part of the human diet for decades and are a delight in a vast assortment of dishes. However, there’s one question that keeps cropping up. Are mushrooms a vegetable? While mushrooms are typically classified as … Read more

The Mysterious Jack O’ Lantern Mushroom

The Jack O’Lantern Mushroom The Jack O’Lantern mushroom is classified into two main species; Omphalotus illudens from the East and Omphalotus olearius from the West. It is a poisonous mushroom, meaning it’s not edible, named after its glow and dark orange color. Since this mushroom is poisonous and commonly mistaken for edible species like Chanterelle, … Read more

Mushroom Cluster Info – What Kind of Mushroom Grows in Clusters?

Mushroom Cluster Info – What Kind of Mushroom Grows in Clusters? Throughout history, there’s no doubt that people across the globe have foraged mushrooms for food. Gathering mushrooms in clusters can also be an interesting and fulfilling hobby. Nonetheless, it’s important to know the mushroom cluster species that are safe for consumption, mouth-watering, and packed … Read more

Are Mushrooms Considered an Allergen?

Are Mushrooms an Allergen? Mushroom allergies are quite common as they are connected to many other mold, dust and pollen allergens. An allergy is an abnormal response to a foreign object by the immune system. The body detects the protein in a certain food to be a threat and send out antibodies (ie. in this … Read more

Mushrooms as a Superfood

What are the Benefits of Eating Mushrooms? Mushrooms come in all different shapes and sizes. The ones that aren’t toxic, taste yummy, and have amazing health benefits! Mushrooms have the unique ability to add flavors in all cultures’ cuisines. Mushrooms are non-fat, low sodium, low calorie and cholesterol-free. The best thing is, you can find … Read more

What are the Four Categories of Mushrooms?

What is a Mushroom? A mushroom is a fruiting body of a kind of fungus. A fungus is a group of spore-producing organisms including mold, yeasts mushrooms, and toadstools. There are over 14,000 species of mushrooms among which there are only 14,000 known species. Mushrooms can be poisonous, medicinal or edible. A number of species … Read more

The Best Mushroom Hunting Books

Mushroom Foraging Book Recommendations There is a lot to consider when buying a mushroom identification guide. After all, you want a good one so you can trust the ID. With a plethora of books on the market, it is hard to know which ones are worth the money. The best guides are ones that focus … Read more

All About Lobster Mushrooms

All About Lobster Mushrooms It sounds bizarre, a mushroom named lobster – what in the world can a mushroom and lobster have in common? Well, it turns out, a few things. To start, the color of this fungi (Hypomyces lactifluorum) is so intensely lobster red that it is extraordinary. And, on top of that, it … Read more