Monthly Archives: October 2015

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Mushrooms

Mannitol is a sugar derivative found in at least some mushrooms. It does taste like sucrose, so you can detect it. This is the only theory I could find about mushrooms possibly affecting IBS. Note that mushrooms are mostly water, … Continue reading

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One of the best mushrooms I ever ate.

While watching a show, I was eating the pictured meal, containing a variety of mushrooms. Suddenly during the show I bit into a remarkably flavorful, sweet, and pleasantly firmly textured mushroom. It was the pictured Russula. The flavor was so … Continue reading

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mock strawberry (Potentilla indica)

I tried some from a lawn in MD today. The fruit is very mild w/a strawberry-like texture, the seeds are easily removed and have a nice pop/bite to them, and the foliage I had was comfortably textured and mildly flavored.

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