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#61 Old 03-05-2012, 06:31 AM
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I like all mushrooms. Shiitake rules.
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Not back in the day when the safe mushrooms were all nicely clustered with the fatal ones. :P

I think it's mainly the idea of growing them in poop that makes them taboo, bodily purity and all that. Of course, mushrooms can be grown on plant-based compost (hay, rye, corn, there's a number of substrates you can use) and fallen logs so...

I love mushrooms personally.

The other issue is where they fall taxonomically - there have been studies done that show that fungi have certain cellular properties that are more akin to insects than plants (in that their cell walls are composed of chitin rather than cellulose *). HOWEVER, mushrooms do not have brains, hearts (as rudimentary as they are), nervous systems or digestive tracts as insects do so trying to use mushrooms as some sort of means to ideologically entrap veg*ns is silly.

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Well Finland is a country of forest, people just go to the forest and pick mushroom, I guess here mostly they are natural growing mushroom, associating with trees, so I guess it's clean and healthy, unless you pick the dangerous one? Hehe...

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I loooove mushrooms. They're my favourite ingredient - on toast, in sandwiches, in pie, in pasta sauces, used for gravy, mushroom stroganoff and stews and casseroles and soups... YUM. So much variety, too. Could never get bored of them.


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I love mushrooms, raw and cooked and have been eating them raw forever, but one day I was buying mushrooms at the farmers market, and the guy selling them said they were not safe to eat raw. He said there was some kind of enzyme in them that could make you sick. I have never heard of this before. Anyone else here know anything about this?
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There are only 2 kinds of mushrooms I like... Crimini/Portobello and White. They must be cooked all the way. All others...
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Cooked mushrooms have a strong umami/savory component, as does cooked meat, tomatoes, cheese and fish. Also fermented and aged foods. I reason this is why it is considered tamasic from the viewpoint of Indian vegetarianism and yoga (it seems to be the common thread). Umami is an important component of a main dish, so if you are not eating meat, a good substitute for savory flavor is tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, spinach, soy sauce, etc. Without umami a dish can seem "lifeless."

So if you want a hearty-tasting dish, add something with a little umami to it!
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There are only 2 kinds of mushrooms I like... Crimini/Portobello and White. They must be cooked all the way. All others...

Well I actually like all kinds of mushrooms, hehe...

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Well I actually like all kinds of mushrooms, hehe...

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Love them, in fact I had a veggie burger with grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms for lunch!
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got some of the brown/chesnut? ones today, never had them before so I look forward to trying them.

But in what recipe?????
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I just wouldn't eat the ones with faces that those Super Mario Brothers cruelly smoosh all the time. LOL

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i love them they are good food

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I love mushrooms, raw and cooked and have been eating them raw forever, but one day I was buying mushrooms at the farmers market, and the guy selling them said they were not safe to eat raw. He said there was some kind of enzyme in them that could make you sick. I have never heard of this before. Anyone else here know anything about this?

Yes, there are are many mushrooms and fungi that are edible when cooked but can cause stomach upsets etc. if eaten raw. There are also many types that are edible but not worth eating because they are flavourless or very bitter tasting. There are hundreds of different fungi, and the ones most commonly sold in supermarkets are fine to eat raw or cooked. It sounds like you had something a bit more special from the farmers market. Get yourself a decent identification book (Roger Phillips has written several excellent guides) and they should list what is edible/poisonous/needs cooking.

 

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Because they are heavily schwang-fay, mushrooms should only be eaten around the time of the summer or winter solstice. At other times of the year, they will tend to throw off the body's balance of popadopalous, and will adversly affect health, especially if they have been collected above or below the 40th parallel. They can also cause agression. Treat yourself with care - don't eat them. Since aggressive behavior can cause people to crave mushrooms, I urge people to keep an eye on family members who consume mushrooms, and intervene if they consume too many. They may rebel at first, but will thank you latear when their brains heal.

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I also like mushrooms. But I often wonder about the manure they use to grow them. They don't do this for all mushrooms, do they?

They don't have to be grown in manure. They can be grown in different composts such as Peat Moss, Vermiculite, Straw etc.

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They don't have to be grown in manure. They can be grown in different composts such as Peat Moss, Vermiculite, Straw etc.

They will not grown in plain peat moss or plain vermiculite. They require organic matter that decomposes, and decomposes easily. Vermiculite is a mineral which does not decompose like plant matter. Peat moss decomposes slowly and is not good for growing growing mushrooms if used alone. Straw, also, is generally only uses along with matter that decomposes more rapidly. 

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They will not grown in plain peat moss or plain vermiculite. They require organic matter that decomposes, and decomposes easily. Vermiculite is a mineral which does not decompose like plant matter. Peat moss decomposes slowly and is not good for growing growing mushrooms if used alone. Straw, also, is generally only uses along with matter that decomposes more rapidly. 

 

Doesn't it depend on the species of mushroom? I read that oyster mushrooms do much better in a substrate of straw, humidity and a little light rather than manure, for example, and shiitake mushrooms prefer rotting wood (insofar as these would grow perfectly well without manure and just their preferred substrates) - only the buttom mushrooms, and related mushrooms, prefer manure?


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Mushrooms are, like, life.

Yes! If I didn't have mushrooms, I don't even think I'd exist.

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Doesn't it depend on the species of mushroom? I read that oyster mushrooms do much better in a substrate of straw, humidity and a little light rather than manure, for example, and shiitake mushrooms prefer rotting wood (insofar as these would grow perfectly well without manure and just their preferred substrates) - only the buttom mushrooms, and related mushrooms, prefer manure?

Yes different species tend to prefer different compost, but none of them prefer plain straw, plain vermiculite, or plain peat moss. Vermiculite and peat moss are used to help retain water evenly throughout. Vermiculite makes no nutrients available whatsoever. Peat moss slowly releases some nutrients, but not much. Straw is better. Rotting wood is loved by many mushrooms. Button mushrooms are commonly grown in a mixture of straw and excrement. I don't know if they actually prefer this. what seems to be the case is that they grow well in it, and it is readily available and cheap - pre-soaked straw is collected from chicken farms. I'm not a mushroom grower though. I've gotten this info from my reading, as opposed to from my experience.

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It's my understanding that farmed mushrooms aren't grown in cow manure. They're grown in decomposed cow manure, which is basically just very nutrient rich dirt.

This might be splitting hairs to some people, but I think it's a valid difference.

 

 

And personally I don't really care. I don't eat the manure. I eat the fungus.

 

 

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I never met a mushroom I didn't like.


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Oh my, I've always disliked mushrooms. I think its the texture. Maybe one day I'll get a taste for it. I don't think they are bad for you.

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I fully intend to find a way to like mushrooms eventually. I'll usually eat them if they're mixed with something else so I don't recognize the texture. Not liking mushrooms (or zucchini or tomatoes) really doesn't help me find something to eat beyond salad when I go out.


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I love mushrooms. They are great with almost anything and very versatile.
 


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Their slimy constitution is forever barred from entering the lip-gates to this here talking-orifice.

Fresh mushrooms are only slimy if you store them wrong (in a plastic bag). They should be stored in a paper bag and not in the vegetable drawer (too moist).

Canned mushrooms only look slimy, they're actually just shiny because they were cooked and stored in water.

 

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