Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mushroom World:White button Mushroom

White button Mushroom
(Agaricus bisporus)
Is a Common edible mushroom found in supermarkets 
around the world.It can be eaten raw,Cooked and grilled.
It looks like a button as they are called.They belong to the 
Agaricaceae family which contain 1340 species which 
includes the button mushroom  family.
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links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agaricus_bisporus 
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mushroom World:Hairy wood ear

Hairy wood ear
(Auricularia polytricha)
is a type of jelly Fungus which is edible but almost tasteless.
The Chinese often use it as a herbal medicine and its consider
a health food .The Hairy wood ear can also be used for cooking and soup making.You can see why it is named the Hairy wood ear:it has a white hairy bottom and a smooth dark top.They also have other names:Hairy Jew'Ear,Cloud ear fungus and hairy fungus.
Links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_ear_fungus
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