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Eating mushrooms in the forest: the best tips!

Tarik BAKRI

When you are lost in the forest, with nothing to eat, most people turn to mushrooms. Some are edible, others with particularly dangerous effects, it is important to know how to differentiate them. Here are some useful tips that may well save your life.


Know the mushrooms that grow in the region


If you have the opportunity, it is always good to know the different types of mushrooms, the regions where they grow and especially the characteristics that characterize them. Since the different varieties also grow in different seasons, it is better to take this into account. This way, you will be able to easily recognize whether or not it is an edible fungus. Knowing the time when mushrooms grow will also save you hours of wasted time looking for a species in the wrong season. On the other hand, if you don't know many varieties of mushrooms, you can always look for only those you know, even if it means spending the day there!


The picking


Be aware that some fungi can be poisonous, a simple contact with your skin could be dangerous. If you are not sure of the variety, it is always advisable to pick them with gloves and a knife. It is very important to leave the species you do not know so as not to contaminate your entire harvest.
In addition, always consider carrying a basket with several compartments. In addition, avoid mixing several varieties of mushrooms in the same container or throwing them all away if one of them turns out to be inedible.


It's better to be prepared!


Knowing the list of all edible mushrooms by heart is not an entirely useless thing, it could help you one day. In this case, it is advisable to train regularly and do some research. You could even impress your guests with this type of knowledge!



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