The ring and the cap.

@Lucky15 (33382)
Philippines
August 28, 2017 5:10pm CST
Here in our province, mushrooms are locally called "uong" and they are on its season. Mushrooms is easy to cook, mostly in local dish we call "dinengdeng", or adobo and they have a sweet taste. They have health benefits too, they are rich in vitamins and minerals and dietary fiber. But how do we know that what we eat are safe? What locals here are selling to us are safe, they have the eyes to see which one, and we were told about mushrooms that has rings are the one that are poisonous. And with google, i found out about the red on the cap or the stem are poisonous. The safe ones have a spongy pores(like the one on the photo from my previous discussion) and mostly they grow on woods. Eating poisonous ones are toxic and deadly, i am glad that locals here knew their mushrooms well. And selling us with a "good price". Or basic knowledge with the ring and the cap on the mushrooms.
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@YrNemo (12662)
29 Aug
We have to ask the expert @topffer for more advice about this topic. He gathers his own mushrooms for years now and still manages to write very good articles here for us to read.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
we should listen err wait, haha
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@topffer (34162)
• France
29 Aug
I would be unable to pick mushrooms in the Philippines as they are certainly not the same than in France. One of the best mushrooms that can be picked in August here is the Amanita Caesarea which is orange/red. The name "Caesarea" has been given because it was a mushroom served to Roman emperors.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
@topffer julies caesar :D we have few edibles here, that just sprout on some months :D
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
29 Aug
The best edible mushroom has a red cup and not spores, but you must not mistake it with its poisonous brother.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Aug
Thank goodness there are those that know which food is safe for us to eat! Enjoy the mushrooms, Reine. :)
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
You can check those that you buy on grocery stores, if they have this spongy stems :)
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• Philippines
29 Aug
That's my problem too, I can't seem to distinguished between an edible or poisonous mushroom. I end up buying the ones in canned.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
safer side, lol
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• Philippines
29 Aug
@Lucky15 Correct. Better be safe than sorry. Is "dinengdeng" a type of soup that has fish and a mix of vegetables?
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
@rachz_kisses yes, close to bulanglang :D
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@sunrisefan (17930)
• Philippines
29 Aug
We call it "uhong" in our dialect so we're almost similar :)
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
you are eating them too? :)
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@sunrisefan (17930)
• Philippines
29 Aug
@Lucky15 No. I think it's you who's eating them :)
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
@sunrisefan i had them two days ago
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@ridingbet (53168)
• Philippines
29 Aug
an edible uung has no rings and th cap is soft. i like it when cooked with spinach, and the broth is already 'ulam' for me.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
they are edible indeed :) and they taste so good :)
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@ridingbet (53168)
• Philippines
31 Aug
@Lucky15 i wonder how many still have the misconception that any wild mushroom is edible, even not checking the ring? that is why there are some cases of getting poisoned.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25722)
• United States
29 Aug
I love stuffed mushrooms.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
oh my, that sounds yummy :)
@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
28 Aug
I don't trust myself and would be worried if I found some in the wild. I would rather play it safe and buy them in a store.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
or those in can :D
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Last week we had mushroom for our lunch. My wife cooked it in bagguong and then add the young leaves of wild ampalaya.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
28 Aug
yummy right? :D
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@amadeo (65992)
• United States
28 Aug
I always hear bad news about this.My pop use to cut wild one and cook them.But they were good.I did not have them.The adults did.
@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
29 Aug
Just those bought on stores?
@amadeo (65992)
• United States
29 Aug
@Lucky15 I see yes
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