Information about Mushrooms

Mushroom, Amanita, Moss, Autumn, Fungus

Mushrooms belong to the Fungi group. They are fleshy plants which grow from decaying materials. They need the nutrients they get from the rust because they don’t have chlorophyll. This means that they can’t produce their own food. They usually grow in the more temperate regions of the world and during the seasons when the weather is moist and warm. There’s a huge variety of mushrooms and they have many unique colors. Some mushrooms are brown or white while others are red, orange, or in shiny pastel colours. They also differ in shape and dimensions. The most common mushrooms are short with thick stems and caps that look like umbrellas.

The gills grow between the cap lining and the stem. These gills house the little spores that grow as the mushroom ages. Eventually, these spores are blown away by the wind and settle on the floor. With time, these spores grow into new collections of mushrooms just like the seeds of other plants do.

However, there are other kinds of mushrooms, like those commonly called”toadstools”, which are poisonous when consumed. Also others might not be poisonous but are still inedible because they are either too tough to chew or simply do not taste good enough to be served. For mushrooms that grow in the wild, there’s absolutely no rule or totally safe way to distinguish which is edible or not. This is because the poisonous ones look very similar to those that are edible. To be safe, make the wild mushrooms and buy them from the grocery stores and markets. There are markets in some European countries which sell wild but safe mushrooms. The more popular sort of wild mushrooms are the”morels” which have remarkably pitted sponge-like heads. Also popular are the”horse mushroom” which looks much like the common mushroom but has an additional collar around its neck and those known as”puffballs”. These puffballs are perfectly round mushrooms which have no stalks or gills. They could be very small or reach until 3 feet in diameter. These mushrooms are only good when the flesh is all white because if a dried puffball is squeezed, its spores will burst out like a puff of smoke.

The edible varieties of mushrooms can be cooked with other ingredients or consumed by themselves. Mushrooms are easy to prepare because they do not need peeling and both the stem and the cap may be used. However, they ought to be used only when new since they spoil easily. But today, there are mushrooms that are grown and then canned, frozen, or dried that have longer shelf-lives.

Raising mushrooms is typically done in caves or indoor containers that always kept moist and cool. These mushrooms are filled with partially decaying flesh of animals or plants. On these decaying substances, mushroom spawn or root growth are implanted. The mushroom grows rapidly and would soon fill the entire bed with tiny threadlike rootlets. The stems and caps of these mushrooms do not sprout unless those rootlets are well grown. The main type of mushroom grown is that the”common mushroom” or the”field mushroom”.