Both the black Auricularia and white Tremella have a special affinity for deciduous trees. While it pleases the black Auricularia to grow in wet evergreen forests, the white Tremella is more commonly found in temperate forests. The translucent white, fronded, gelatinous sprinklings of Tremella on the branches are a wonderful sight, like masses of fresh manna from heaven! However, these two mushroom fungi types can also be commercially cultivated.
Anti -Tumor And Immune Properties
Both Auricularia and Tremella are good sources of polysaccharides, a compound, tested and tried for its anti-tumor and immune stimulating properties. These medicinal fungi behave like adaptogens in helping your body systems to develop resistance to illness and in fighting tiredness.
You are bound to love the black Auricularia in savory dishes of ridge gourds with just a small handful of cellophane noodles; and the tremella is best enjoyed in dessert soups sweetened with jujubes and dried logans. microdosing psilocybe canada However, all dried fungi must be soaked in water for at least thirty minutes to turn them into globby bits of goodness.
Women chasing for beauty may be glad to hear Auricularia and Tremella are high in vegetable collagen. So you can eat yourself beautiful without botox injections or any other cosmetic procedures! There are not that many completely plant-sourced forms of collagen besides the two fungi.
Auricularia and tremella make great food choices as they are affordable, easy to prepare and delicious to boot. They fight the fat and cholesterol and protect your heart; they battle cancer and give you a new lease of life. Moreover, these healing mushrooms are chock-full of phytochemicals too.
Whatever reservations you may have about eating the two fungi, they will slip away with this -that I practically grew up eating the mushrooms, and there is seldom a day when I don’t take Auricularia. My years of eating these foods have certainly repaid me well, and that I have guarded my heart well after all!
From the Foragers at the Verulam Arms, I learn of the delicious sparassis crispa mushroom, also known as ‘cauliflower of the woods’; I am particularly excited over the fact that it looks like tremella, except that it is much bigger. As for the Auricularia, it is currently grown locally; so it is no wonder I get to eat it everyday – well, almost!