cauliflower mushroom

Cauliflower Mushroom

  • Kingdom …….Fungi
  • Phylum………..Basidiomycota
  • Class …………..Agaricomycetes
  • Family …………Sparassidaceae
  • Genus…………..Sparassis
  • Species ……….Sparassis crispa

Cauliflower Mushrooms (Sparassis crispa) popularly known as cauliflower mushroom, noodle mushroom, hanabiratake. As we will talk about this mushroom as cauliflower mushroom. The cauliflower mushrooms grow everywhere in the warm regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The size of cauliflower mushrooms can be quite big. In the wild, they usually grow in the logs of coniferous trees. Due to the high amount of beta-glucan in the cauliflower mushrooms, cultivation for the medicinal purpose is increasing. Cauliflower mushrooms have a crunchy texture.

Cauliflower mushrooms (Sparassis crispa) are widely used in many country cuisines. High amounts of active terpenoid compounds and flatids are widely used in the treatment of cancer. In pharmacies, most medicines containing beta-glucan are made from cauliflower mushrooms. It has been proven by scientists that regularly consumed cauliflower mushrooms increase body resistance against colon, breast, ovary, prostate, stomach, pancreas and many other types of cancer. Cauliflower mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for cancer treatment.

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This page is for brief information about the Cauliflower Mushrooms (Sparassis crispa). It does not provide information on how to grow it. You can see Cauliflower Mushroom page in Turkish language on Karnabahar Mantarı page and in Russian language on спарассис курчавый page. You can also see the list of Cauliflower Mushrooms growers on our mushroom growers page. You can also find more photos of the Cauliflower Mushrooms (Sparassis crispa) on our Facebook , Pinterest and Instagram pages. If there is any suggestion, change or opinion regarding the translation of this page, please contact us. Thank you for your understanding.