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Raw Mushrooms?

Was invited to dinner the other week, where we had a lovely salad, which amongst other things contained raw (white button) mushrooms. Never tried raw mushrooms before and thought they tasted ok.. they went well with the salad (dressing). Honestly, I expected to get stomach aches, but no.

I've done some research, but couldn't find any benefits of eating mushrooms raw. One article written by a physician actually said that only cooked, did mushrooms release vitamins and most raw mushrooms contained carcinogenic substances.

Found many recipes with raw mushrooms (including this raw vegan burger, with two portobello mushrooms serving as 'buns') but before I try them I was wondering if there are any nutritional benefits in eating them raw and whether certain mushrooms have more risks when eaten raw than others.
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

I love raw mushrooms in salads. Also got into raw broccoli. There's a lot of food that we throw away that could be eaten if we only knew it was edible. You can eat the leaves of brassica like brussel sprouts. I never appreciated veg until I grew my own. Beetroot is amazing - you can eat the beet root as well as the leaves. Last week I diced the beetroot with chicken pieces & cooked it in the wok (Thai Kitchen sauce) then threw in the leaves.
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Do you add raw mushrooms to other dishes, or just salads?

That is very true about food waste. I remember being taught early on in school to not waste any part of the school lunch.. I remember being required to eat the green watermelon rind and leaves from veggies. Very educational but I have not touched a watermelon since
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Of course:

http://www.20min.ch/wissen/news/stor...ingen-16580274
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...One article written by a physician actually said that only cooked, did mushrooms release vitamins and most raw mushrooms contained carcinogenic substances...
You can probably find a physician to confirm or deny any theory. Being a physicians doesn't preclude being a pedlar of bunkum.

Raw mushrooms taste nice and even if they don't give up their vitamins (selfish gits), they will still contribute to your fibre intake.
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That is very true about food waste. I remember being taught early on in school to not waste any part of the school lunch.. I remember being required to eat the green watermelon rind and leaves from veggies. Very educational but I have not touched a watermelon since
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Hi - I'm learning a lot from people educated to read the blood, which is a great tool to see the affect daily choices have on you and this is what a microscopist can see: "when I walk in the woods, which is almost everyday, I see hundreds of new mushrooms, flowering up from the fungus of dead and decaying trees and roots, especially now with the dark, damp understory and heat of summer, and wonder why people are tempted to pick and put mushrooms in their mouth to eat. After seeing the stress of eating acidic fungal mushrooms and what they do to the blood, I understand that it's not the mushrooms but the amazing human organism's response to that acidic, fungal stress to overcome your choice of eating mushrooms. And, the response may be even greater to a body in the cancerous mold stage, in the cycle of imbalance, giving the impression of an improved health through stress. With as much stress as we can be over the years, adding even more stress isn't my choice."
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Old 16.10.2015, 12:30
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

I usually enjoy raw mushrooms along side the standard fresh celery, carrots, cherry tomatoes etc. with a veggie dip.

Just make sure to rinse properly with cold water and pat dry---they are cultivated in some bio-lively soil.

Recently in china I had a mushroom hot pot, with 6 different types of mushrooms. My colleagues told me that a few species were indeed poisonous/hallucinogenic and the pot needed to boil for 10 mins before they were acceptable to ingest.
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Hi - I'm learning a lot from people educated to read the blood, which is a great tool to see the affect daily choices have on you and this is what a microscopist can see: "when I walk in the woods, which is almost everyday, I see hundreds of new mushrooms, flowering up from the fungus of dead and decaying trees and roots, especially now with the dark, damp understory and heat of summer, and wonder why people are tempted to pick and put mushrooms in their mouth to eat. After seeing the stress of eating acidic fungal mushrooms and what they do to the blood, I understand that it's not the mushrooms but the amazing human organism's response to that acidic, fungal stress to overcome your choice of eating mushrooms. And, the response may be even greater to a body in the cancerous mold stage, in the cycle of imbalance, giving the impression of an improved health through stress. With as much stress as we can be over the years, adding even more stress isn't my choice."
About as useful as your previous "scientific" contributions to the forum.


Given your obsession with "acidic" foods, it might interest you to learn that practically everything we (yes, including you) eat is acidic. But mushrooms are less acidic than about 95% of the rest. Practically neutral in fact - ph between 6 and 7.
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

We enjoy this Nigella Lawson recipe using raw mushrooms, very easy to make.

Serves 4-6

225g chestnut mushrooms

80ml extra virgin olive oil
1 x 15ml tbsp Maldon salt, or one and a half tsp table salt
1 small clove garlic, crushed
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 sprigs of fresh thyme, stripped to give 1 tsp leaves
500g linguine
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
2-3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper

1. Slice the mushrooms finely and put in a large bowl with the oil, salt, crushed garlic, lemon juice and zest, and thyme leaves

2. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions and drain loosely, retaining some water. Quickly put the drained pasta into the bowl with the mushroom mixture.

3. Toss everything together well, then add the chopped parsley, grated cheese and pepper to taste, before tossing again.

Then, quoting Nigella......"Eat with joy in your heart."
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Mushrooms should be cooked in a frying pan after you have cooked your bacon.


Anything else (except soup) is wrong.
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Some wild edible varieties can be poisonous if eaten raw. All chestnut and white cultivated mushrooms are absolutely fine. Biggest issue is the cleaning the dirt off them, you shouldn't wash mushrooms in water it makes them slimy and some people peel them but that's just plain stupid???? Finely sliced with some garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and some chopped parsley is the way to go with raw shrooms.
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Anything else (except soup) is wrong.
Sounds like you have a a discriminating palate...
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Many thanks for your recipes and input. I usually buy shiitake mushrooms, but look forward to trying out some of the ones mentioned here
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Re: Raw Mushrooms?

Looks like you should lightly cook shiitake.
http://www.biopilz.ch/cms/shiitake-76.html
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http://www.biopilz.ch/cms/shiitake-76.html
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