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Fernhillnana Mon 04-Oct-21 12:50:41

Has anyone watched the Fantastic Fungi documentary on Netflix? Anyone buying turkey tail mushrooms?

lemsip Mon 04-Oct-21 12:57:13

haven't watched that but was surprised to find out recently that mushrooms are high in Vit D

Kali2 Mon 04-Oct-21 16:59:04

Have been foraging my own for the past couple of weeks- hmmm delish- eaten some, drying the rest. At last we have some rain, so hopefully as soon as sunshine return- there should be plenty more.

ayse Mon 04-Oct-21 17:00:25

Loved the Fantastic Fungi film. If you put mushrooms in sunlight they make vitamin D apparently.

toscalily Mon 04-Oct-21 17:26:23

Yes I have watched the programme, great photography of the mushrooms. Turkey Tail mushrooms may be beneficial in certain cases but I think a lot more research needs to be done.

Kali2 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:29:12

A lot of serious research done currently about the medicinal properties of some mushrooms.

St Georges mushrooms are famous for reducing blood sugar/diabetes.

Baggs Mon 04-Oct-21 17:31:55

MrB went up the hill and got some wild chanterelles today. They are super in macaroni cheese. ?

Germanshepherdsmum Mon 04-Oct-21 17:33:52

I adore them. What a change to enjoy something that’s actually good for you!

Hetty58 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:42:55

lemsip. only those exposed to UV have vitamin D - not those grown in the dark - just like us really!

Callistemon Mon 04-Oct-21 17:46:45


Loved the Fantastic Fungi film. If you put mushrooms in sunlight they make vitamin D apparently.

You beat me to it, ayse!

Put ordinary shop-bought mushrooms in the sun and they absorb Vitamin D. Upside down is apparently better.

Sun, what sun I hear you ask [sun]

Callistemon Mon 04-Oct-21 17:47:25

sunshine ?

Kali2 Mon 04-Oct-21 17:48:32

Not found chanterelles for ages, here or in UK, so enjoy.

Lately been finding lots of penny buns (ceps) and Millers, Blewitts and parasols. Used to find lots of bluelegs in the Midlands, but never found any here in the Jura.

BlueBelle Mon 04-Oct-21 18:19:34

I love mushrooms and along with onions probably eat them every day

Farmor15 Mon 04-Oct-21 18:25:43

Son in Sweden is collecting lots these days- chanterelles. At the weekend they picked 28 kg and were able to sell to supermarket!

Kali2 Mon 04-Oct-21 18:28:35

I have to say, personally, that I don't think it is a good idea to pick more than you can eat and dry for later yourself.

In France, we have a maximum amount allowed per day- and I think that is good.

Kali2 Mon 04-Oct-21 18:41:25

Max 3kg in most parts of France- and for personal use only.

When we lived in London in the early 70s, I used to forage so much in Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park- but commercial pickers have ruined this, and now it is striclty forbidden.

Wongxxa Tue 23-Nov-21 22:32:17

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Whiff Wed 24-Nov-21 06:35:30

I have had to follow a low potassium diet for 10 years did you know mushrooms are high in potassium. Also tomatoes. Those are the only 2 things on the list I can't give up so as a treat every 6 weeks have limited amount of each .

CafeAuLait Wed 24-Nov-21 06:58:45

That was a great documentary. I would never forage my own mushrooms. If you get it wrong, it can be deadly. Deadly varieties around here are too close in appearance to edible mushrooms. Mushrooms are one thing I'll get from the store.