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    What about mushrooms?

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    Hey all,

    I live in Estonia (a tiny country in Europe ner Russia). And we have a strong traditions of gathering mushrooms in the woods. Just yesterday I got a mighty pile of fresh mushrooms (+best Grok's excercise - walking in the woods for 3 hours). But since I am realtively new to Paleo lifestyle I couldn't find information about mushrooms on the website. Logically they are supposed to be OK - since a gathered them But just to make sure - does anyone here likes to eat some mushrooms and is it OK to do so?
    Thank you in advance,

    Natalja

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    Hello, welcome
    Yes, mushrooms are primal big time!! And as a French, I can only recommend you eat as many varieties as you can

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    Hey.

    I long as you know they are safe to eat (that is they are not poisonous mushrooms or toadstools), mushrooms are totally primal. A good source of protein and also they apparently create vitamin d if you leave them in the sun for a while before eating

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    I sadly don't eat a huge variety, as I wouldn't feel safe picking here. There's too many poisonous that look similar to the edible ones, to the untrained eye.

    But I love mushrooms, they're very tasty
    Go for it!

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    Absolutely. I often have mushrooms for breakfast with my eggs. But they are mere supermarket specimens and I envy you being able to gather wild mushrooms. Enjoy

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    Eat all the mushrooms or send them to me. I love mushrooms and I love collecting mushrooms. I have a few I can reliably identify myself, otherwise I have a mushroom expert friend I can consult with. We collected inky caps, agaricus and porcinis together recently. On my own, I collect puffballs and chanterelles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natashik85 View Post
    Hey all,

    I live in Estonia (a tiny country in Europe ner Russia). And we have a strong traditions of gathering mushrooms in the woods. Just yesterday I got a mighty pile of fresh mushrooms (+best Grok's excercise - walking in the woods for 3 hours). But since I am realtively new to Paleo lifestyle I couldn't find information about mushrooms on the website. Logically they are supposed to be OK - since a gathered them But just to make sure - does anyone here likes to eat some mushrooms and is it OK to do so?
    Thank you in advance,

    Natalja
    I would not eat mushrooms from Estonia due to contamination. The safest mushrooms are the ones actually grown in a greenhouse, unfortunately. But if you are unconcerned about that then. Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyH View Post
    I would not eat mushrooms from Estonia due to contamination. The safest mushrooms are the ones actually grown in a greenhouse, unfortunately. But if you are unconcerned about that then. Yes.
    What kind of contamination? I am (originally) from that area as well and have picked and eaten wild mushrooms all my life. I would understand not eating wild mushrooms that are picked in highly industrial/polluted areas, but many forests in Baltic states/Scandinavia etc. are far from pollution sources and I would bet those mushrooms have much less contamination than greenhouse ones...
    Enjoy your mushrooms, Natashik, while they last

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    Quote Originally Posted by inesenite View Post
    What kind of contamination? I am (originally) from that area as well and have picked and eaten wild mushrooms all my life. I would understand not eating wild mushrooms that are picked in highly industrial/polluted areas, but many forests in Baltic states/Scandinavia etc. are far from pollution sources and I would bet those mushrooms have much less contamination than greenhouse ones...
    Enjoy your mushrooms, Natashik, while they last
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    Commercially grown mushrooms are grown not in greenhouses but in caves or abandoned coal mines, or someplace similarly cave-like.

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