- Kingdom ………Fungi
- Class ……………Agaricomycetes
- Family ………….Hydnaceae
- Species ………..Hydnum repandum
Hedgehog Mushroom (Hydnum repandum) commonly referred to as beef tongue mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, sweet tooth mushroom, sheep leg mushroom, tooth mushroom. As Mantarator.com we prefer the name of the hedgehog mushroom. It is one of the mushroom species cultivated for commercial purposes. Hedgehog mushrooms have a sweet, crispy and peanut-like taste. Hedgehog mushrooms grow widely in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. They are found in every moist woodland, especially in deciduous forests. Harvests of wild hedgehog mushrooms are usually made from early June until mid-September.
The Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog Mushroom) is a delicious and fleshy mushroom species. The taste of hedgehog mushrooms, like the taste of chanterelle mushrooms, is mildly spicy and has a taste resembling pepper. If the hedgehog mushroom is cooked, the taste starts to lighten. Hedgehog mushrooms are ideal to consume as canned foods because they can successfully protect their tissues and flavour. Hedgehog has antibacterial properties. It is also known that they strengthen the immune system. In addition, they help to reduce fatigue when consumed regularly. If you are not sure that the mushrooms you find in the wild are 100% hedgehog mushrooms then we advise you to avoid consuming them.
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