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    #579395 - 03/15/02 06:27 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

A FOAF has what I think is a bad habit. When foraging for edible mushrooms, she picks the edible from the inedible by licking the gills.

She says the edibles taste sweet and the inedibles taste bitter.

I think methods like this may work in one geological area and not another. I do remember some immigrants dying in Ohio because they picked and ate mushrooms that looked like the old familiar ones from the old country.

Can I get an expert opinion on this to forward back to her?

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Re: Tasting [Re: Booger]
    #581887 - 03/18/02 02:38 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I'm not an expert but it's in every mushroom hunting book - you cannot determine edibility by taste and this is true for any geographical position. Destroying angel (Amanita Phalloides) has a very pleasant taste and grows in temperate regions all over the world. I bet that tropical mushrooms are even more dangerous.

Taste can be helpful if you already have some identification skills. For examples mushrooms with pores (Boletaceae, Polyporaceae) or Russula and Lactarius are edible if they are not bitter or hot but you have to be very sure that you placed them in the right family and order.

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