- Kingdom …….. Fungi
- Class ……………Agaricomycetes
- Family ………….Amanitaceae
- Species ………..Amanita caesarea
Amanita caesarea is also known as emperor mushroom, king mushroom, sultan mushroom or Caesar mushroom among the people. It was an indispensable part of the table for old Roman emperors and nobility. Caesar mushroom grows especially in southern European countries, South Asian countries, and North African countries. It is one of the most expensive mushrooms because of its extraordinary taste and over-demand in some regions. Caesar mushroom is found on forest soils where oak and chestnut trees are intense. They usually grow from early June to mid-autumn. Amanita caesarea is thought to be found in the America, but these are actually the twin-like species (Amanita hemibapha and Amanita jacksonii) in nature. Differences of these species from the Caesar mushroom can only be seen under the microscope.
They are often used in Italian and Spanish cuisine. It is known that the Caesar mushroom in small size is called “ovoli” in Tuscany region in Italy and “kuleto” in the Basque region of Spain. Caesar mushrooms taste and smell similar to hazelnut or chestnut. Scientists have proven that Caesar mushroom contains numerous useful fatty acids and antioxidants that the human body needs. It is known that the Caesar mushroom strengthens the immune system. We recommend that it be consumed within a short time after collection.
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