Do all mushrooms in the woods have worms in them? What's your method of cleaning them?
- NickLv 51 month ago
what kind of mushroom are you foraging?
I run into bugs, but I've never seen worms.
To all the people saying all wild mushrooms are deadly: If you don't know about the topic don't answer.
- mrh-slosLv 71 month ago
Worms are not the main danger from wild mushrooms. The worst danger is misidentification, some VERY TOXIC species are difficult to distinguish from edible varieties.
I only eat cultivated mushrooms for this reason. The main two varieties are the field mushroom [ button, closed cup and open cup are all the same variety just picked at different stages] and the portobello or chestnut mushroom, others are occasionally available.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Do not pick mushrooms in the woods and eat them unless you have a death wish. I'm NOT kidding.
- 1 month ago
I have eaten mushrooms for many years and have never seen a worm in any
of them. For cleaning I just wipe them with a wet cloth and that is all I do.
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- Nine LivesLv 71 month ago
Mushrooms does have a task in nature - to accumulate toxins. That is why I don't eat mushrooms anymore.
- 1 month ago
I love mushrooms, but will only eat store-bought. In too many cases wild poisonous ones look just like edible ones. That being said, I brush them off lightly with a dry paper towel. I have never heard of any mushrooms being prone to worms.
At some times of the year mushrooms have a tendency to harbour fly larvae in them but I don't think I've ever seen a mushroom with an earthworm in it
- deniseLv 71 month ago
I dont know about 'wood' mushrooms, but I brush the excess dirt off with a soft brush [like a clean paintbrush], then wipe them over with a damp cloth to make sure they are clean.
I have picked a few mushrooms in my time and never found one with a worm.
- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
I don't eat raw mushrooms, only cooked. So i wash them in plain water.