Are there any edible tropical mushrooms??

Discussion in 'EDIBLES AND SUSTAINIBILITY' started by Pix, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    I love mushrooms…I had a very happy time collecting them as a kid (5-6 years old). I knew them by their look and smell…which are good. Some look pretty edible to me in Florida.

    …but my husband doesn't want to try them:rolleyes:
    How can I find out if they are edible??:p
     
  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    The last time I had wild mushrooms was my last. A friend claimed he was an "expert." He found a few nice big ones on a hike we all took one time and he assured us they were safe. I cooked mine and had no problems. But the others ate theirs in a salad raw - and they paid the price. Nothing serious, but a good dose of G.I. distress.
     
  3. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Dean, I love wild mushrooms, and my every try could be my last:). As far as am concerned yours wasn't :D

    I usually fry my mushrooms with onions or put them in the soup. I also buy different kinds of marinated wild mushrooms, but I never eat them raw:). I am just surprised that I cannot find any information on wild mushrooms in Florida…anything at all:rolleyes:
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    The old President of the Hawaii Island Palm Society was a Mushroom Expert - University Grade Specialist - I don't know what you call it, but he was one. If you want, I could get you his email. I know he traveled to many tropical places doing "mushroom research." He could probably point you in the right direction, if not outright help you out.
     
  5. Moose

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  6. koki

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    Oceanic market in Tampa usually has a variety of mushrooms that you might not find elsewhere. I doubt they are wild, but they are good.
     
  7. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Dean, thank you very much for your friendly help:). I am that serious. I am happy with mushrooms that I can buy Happy. I was just curious. Some of mushrooms on my loan look very similar to the northern edible types and squirrels eat them. I googled and found no information about Florida mushrooms, nothing at all. Seminoles probably knew something but left no records in the internet:D.

    PS. I found all these wonderful smileys, thank you!:SmileyPetals
     
  8. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Koki, where is this market in Tampa? Thank you for the advice. I'll try to google it:)
     
  9. koki

    koki Active Member

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    It's just north of downtown I believe its Tampa St. It is an excellent Asian market.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is a happy customer leaving that market.
     
  11. Kipjanet

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    In Florida Psilocybe mushrooms are edible but not worth the trip or belly ache see (shroomery.org)
     
  12. Native son

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    When Weston was still cow pastures I put about 500 tons of fertilizer down each year. It was always very interesting dodging the schroom hunter's removing them from the piles of cow (fertilizer). I think they are loaded with great quantities of medicinal value. Or maybe just a buzzzzzzz.
     
  13. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    Your lucky I read a story about two couples that ate wild mushrooms that a 'expert' told them were OK two died and two needed kidney transplants. No wild mushrooms for me I'll stick to Whole foods
     

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