An interesting quality about wild mushrooms is that more than a few of them will burn your mouth.
This may come as a surprise to those of us who have only eaten store-bought mushrooms — most of which, while certainly tasty, are rather mild-mannered.
Beyond the grocery store walls and out in a wild forest, however, there are particular wild mushrooms whose flavors range from hot, to really hot, to excruciatingly hot. Researchers aren’t even entirely clear as to why certain mushrooms demonstrate these qualities while other fungi — even poisonous species — can be flavorless.
In this brand new video, we discuss what many people consider to be thehottest mushroom in the forest, as well as some proposed theories behind such quirks in nature.
If you’re interested in learning more about this very common (and very hot!) wild mushroom, check out the video!
Speaking of store-bought food, here’s a species that commonly inhabits grocery store shelves as well as wild spaces outside the supermarket. Known to many of us as the Goji Berry, this wild edible nightshade is fruiting in eastern North America this month. Check out this Instagram post to learn more!
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