Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Lycoperdon perlatum, the Gemmed Puffball, is a common small puffball. Try slicing it fairly thin and cooking it in butter and olive oil until crisp like a potato chip. Do not eat any mushroom raw, including the common button mushroom sold in stores. Cooked mushrooms can be quite nutritious with high protein, vitamin and mineral levels. However, raw mushrooms may block protein uptake and in addition many contain unidentified thermolabile compounds that cause stomach upset.


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