Chanterelle Mushroom

  • Kingdom ……..Fungi
  • Phylum…………Basidiomycota
  • Class …………..Agaricomycetes
  • Family …………Cantharellaceae
  • Genus…………..Cantharellus
  • Species ……….Cantharellus cibarius

Chanterelle mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) is known as egg mushroom in some regions because of its orange and yellow blend colour and shape. It is one of the most known and consumed wild mushroom. Chanterelle mushrooms are usually finger-sized. In the world, they grow quite widely all over the warm temperate zone. Chanterelle mushrooms have a taste that resembles a delicious pepper with a satisfying texture. It must be thoroughly cleaned before use. Chanterelle is one of the types of mushrooms that you can find in supermarkets in many countries throughout the year. Since there are many cooking methods for this mushroom, it is widely used in almost all cuisines of the world. The Chanterelle mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) is quite rich in B, C and especially vitamin D. It also contains about 0.5% potassium in its live weight.

We recommend that you consume this mushroom cooked or dried. You can easily store them in the freezer because they are one of the rare types of mushrooms that tend to freeze. There are many subtypes of chanterelle, and a few of them are poisonous. As, if you are not 100% sure that the mushroom you find in the wild is Chanterelle mushroom, we recommend that you advise a specialist before eating or avoid eating.

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