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Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Mushroom hunting is so much fun! It’s good exercise for your brain, eyes, and body. You can collect mushrooms in wooded areas of the northwest, or you can buy a starter and grow them yourself. A lot of the fun is the hunt itself because mushrooms like to “hide” in certain places. But you will also be rewarded when you find any of the amazingly tasty edible varieties. Mushrooms are classified as fungi, but provide some of the nutrients found in vegetables.

Here’s a note of caution, though! The red mushrooms pictured here look very tasty, but they’re not. These will make you sick, or worse. If you want to hunt for edible mushrooms, you should first learn from experienced hunters and take along a field guide with detailed descriptions and color photos.

Recommended Ebooks

Pleurotus Nebrodensis: A Very Special Mushroom

Pleurotus nebrodensis was sought after since ancient times as a delicious mushroom in the Madonie mountains of Sicily. Tourists and local people can appreciate the organoleptic qualities of the mushrooms in restaurants where delicious cuisine are prepared with raw or cooked mushrooms.

Edible Mushrooms

The choicest varieties of mushrooms cannot be cultivated or commercially grown but are available in abundance to those who take the trouble to find them. With this book in hand, anyone can, with confidence, gather and enjoy delicious wild mushrooms without fear of the poisonous varieties.

Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications

This book provides the most up to date information on the various edible mushrooms on the market. It is extensively illustrated with over 200 images along with comprehensive information about cultivation, pest control, and medicinal and nutritional properties of edible mushrooms.

Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America

Over 300 species of the region’s most common, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms profiled in this comprehensive field guide. It provides the most up-to-date science on the role of fungi in the natural world, methods to identify species, and locations of mushroom habitats.