chicken of the woods

Chicken of the Woods

  • Kingdom ………Fungi
  • Phylum………….Basidiomycota
  • Class ……………Agaricomycetes
  • Family ………….Polyporaceae
  • Genus……………Laetiporus
  • Species ………..Laetiporus sulphureus

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) mushrooms commonly known as sulphur mushroom, sulphur polypore, crab mushroom, chicken of the woods, crab of the woods, sulphur shelf mushroom. This mushroom can range in colour from yellow to bright orange. It is a type of mushroom that has many pores. As we want to mention this mushroom as chicken of the woods. Chicken of the woods mushroom is grown in the bodies of dead or mature hard trees. They prefer coniferous trees, eucalyptus and cedar trees to grow. In the wild, the chicken of the woods mushroom is harvested from the beginning of May to the middle of October.

Laetiporus sulphureus, known as chicken of the woods mushroom, grows almost exclusively in Europe, and also in North America. Chicken of the woods mushroom grows in clusters. They are easily recognized on the logs or boot of the trees. It has a strong corky smell. Very tasty flavours are often likened to the taste of chicken or crab meat. For vegetarians, it is known to replace chicken meat. It is one of the most consumed species of fungi in the world. Due to their taste and texture, they are easily used in almost every meal. It is a kind of mushroom that deer love and consume. Chicken of the woods mushrooms can cause a variety of discomforts when consumed raw because they contain toxic substances. We advise you not to consume raw.

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