parasol mushroom

Parasol Mushroom

  • Kingdom ……..Fungi
  • Phylum…………Basidiomycota
  • Class ……………Agaricomycetes
  • Family ………….Agaricaceae
  • Genus……………Macrolepiota
  • Species ………..Macrolepiota procera

Parasol Mushroom  known by various names such as umbrella mushroom, parasol mushroom, snakeskin hat, pike leg mushroom, snake sponge mushroom, shade mushroom. At we will use the name of the parasol mushroom. Parasol mushrooms are widely used in the kitchens of European countries. They usually grow alone or in groups in grassland, on the fields, on the roadsides, and in some wooded areas. Parasol mushrooms are usually harvested from the end of June to the middle of November. They have a great flavour and when you eat parasol mushrooms they leave a taste similar to hazelnuts in the mouth.

Since Macrolepiota procera (parasol mushroom) contains toxic substances, it should be avoided to consume raw. Due to the unique flavour they usually give to the food when cooked, they are easily found in the hotel and restaurant menus, as they are a highly demanded type of mushroom in the whole European cuisine. Parasol mushroom is a kind of fungus which is rich in copper, zinc, selenium, chromium, cobalt, rubidium content. In addition, parasol mushrooms contain rare minerals in nature. There are some kinds of poisonous mushrooms that resemble parasol mushrooms in the wild and we recommend you to avoid consuming them unless you are 100% sure that the mushrooms you have found are parasol mushrooms.

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This page is for brief information about the Parasol Mushroom (Macrolepiota procera). It does not provide information on how to grow it. You can see Parasol Mushroom page in Turkish language on Şemsiye Mantarı page and in Russian language on гриб зонтик пёстрый page. You can also see the list of Parasol Mushroom growers on our mushroom growers page. You can also find more photos of the Parasol Mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) 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.