Latest Edible mushroom Stories

2012-09-29 23:03:38

Lost Creek Mushroom Farm owners Sandra and Doug Williams, from Perkins, Oklahoma, attended the 18th Conference of the International Society of Mushroom Science (ISMS) in Beijing, China. Mushroom production and consumption are rapidly increasing worldwide, as demonstrated by a 100% increase in attendance from the previous conference. As farm crops are affected by climate changes, mushrooms hold the promise of food, health and medicine for the future. Perkins, OK (PRWEB) September 28, 2012...

New Fungal Species Discovered In Denmark
2012-09-04 15:28:55

A new fungal species, called Hebelomagriseopruinatum, has now officially been included in the list of species. The fungus, whose name can be translated into ℠the grey-dewy tear leaf´, was discovered on Zealand in Denmark during a mushroom-hunting tour headed by postdoc Jacob Heilman-Clausen from the University of Copenhagen. During a mushroom-hunting excursion to Eskebjerg Vesterlyng in 2009, postdoc Jacob Heilman-Clausen from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate...

2010-03-29 10:20:00

The genome of the black, golfball-sized edible mushroom known as the Perigord truffle has been successfully decoded by French and Italian researchers, a step that experts believe will cut down in fraudulent sales of Tuber melanosporum imposters. In a March 28 press release, officials from the French National for Agricultural Research (INRA), who worked alongside officials from the Universities of Lorraine and the Mediterranean and scientists at laborites in Turin, Parma, Urbina, Rome, and...

2009-10-30 13:14:21

A research team from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has analyzed the presence of heavy metals in 12 species of mushroom collected from non-contaminated natural areas, and has found that the levels vary depending on the type of mushroom. The results of the study, which appears this month in the journal Biometals, show that the largest quantities of lead and neodymium are found in chanterelles. "The aim was to find out if there is a connection between the concentrations of specific...

2009-02-02 09:08:01

Scientists in Florida report that adding an edible mushroom-like fungus to grapefruit juice may help to reduce the serious side effects that can occur when people taking certain prescription drugs drink grapefruit juice. Their study is in the January 14 edition of the ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.In the study, Kyung Myung and colleagues explain that furanocoumarins (FCs) "” chemicals found in grapefruit and some other citrus "” block a key enzyme...

2008-02-06 11:33:54

The humble white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) has as much, and in some cases, more anti-oxidant properties than more expensive varieties. Although the button mushroom is the foremost cultivated edible mushroom in the world with thousands of tonnes being eaten every year, it is often thought of as a poor relation to its more exotic and expensive cousins and to have lesser value nutritionally. But according to new research in SCI's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, the...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.