Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

chicken of the woods mushroom
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The Chicken of the Woods Mushroom is a unique addition to our gourmet mushroom selection. Chicken of the Woods actually gets its name because it has the slightest taste of chicken to its composition. This mushroom grows in large brackets on trees and can weigh up to 100 pounds if they are picked at the correct time. This mushroom for sale often grows on Oak trees but it is often seen on eucalyptus trees, willows and conifers. If you eat a vegetarian diet, this mushroom makes a great substitute for chicken. The plus to this mushroom is it can be frozen for long periods of time and regain good keeping. Laetiporus conifericola is limited to North America so that makes this mushroom valuable in other continents. Chicken of the Woods Mushroom has a vibrant color pattern and is known as one of the very beautiful mushrooms in the fungi kingdom. This mushroom is a polypore which means they disperse spores through little holes on the undersides of their caps. The colors of this mushroom fade as it gets older so the bright and bold colors, pick it when it is young. Other names for this mushroom is chicken fungus, chicken mushroom, sulphur shelf and the Genus is Laetiporus.  There are about 12 species of the Chicken in the Woods in this genus. Identifying this species is obviously quite easy.But, we always insist you are in the company of a wild mushroom expert if you are picking mushrooms in the wild. This species will always be on dead and rotting trees and will not be growing on the ground or all alone. 
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It is a good idea for all our customers to compare our quality before deciding whether ours is a good value for the money.  There are many subjective factors that make the difference between high quality and poorer quality dried mushrooms, such as the amount of broken material, chips, and dust present in the product, color and discoloration of product, insect damage to wild mushrooms (it is normal with some varieties of wild-harvested mushrooms to see some insect damage that occurred while the mushroom was still alive, but it should be quite limited), amount of tough and inedible stem present on certain mushrooms (especially Shiitake), and other factors as well.  This is where our experience comes into play and keeping a close watch on all these factors.

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