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The benefits and harms of Volnushki

Volnushki — conditionally-edible fungi of the family Serikovich. In addition to its primary name volnushki have many "popular" names, but most often used the name "white fungi" or "fungi pink" depending on the variety of mushroom.

Grow volnushki not individually, but EN masse, usually in birch or mixed forests. Favored habitats are old birch. The season of harvesting these mushrooms is at the end of June until early September.

The properties of mushrooms

Volnushki pink has a large in comparison with the fungi white hat from 4 to 12 cm, which has a bulge at the edges and a plane passing in the recess in the centre. The skin there is a large amount of mucus, she has a pale pink or gray-pink color, which in times of drought may fade up to white. The flesh of the mushroom is white, firm and has a sharp taste. The milky juice also has a similar taste and large number.

The white fungi is less in comparison with the fungi the pink hat is from 4 to 8 see the Structure of the cap is the same, she's white on the edges and darker towards the centre, possibly with mucus. The milky juice is also abundant and with a strong smell.

Both the cap composition is loose and fleshy. Mushrooms are considered conditionally-edible, because they can be eaten after special treatment.

The use of mushrooms

In mushrooms contains a lot of nutrients: the minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber and fats. The last element consists of acids, such as oleic, lactic and acetic acid. In the tissue these mushrooms contain carbohydrates, and the fiber consists of chitinous compounds, which, however have a dual property: on the one hand it has a positive effect on the intestine, but on the other hand it can be harmful in some diseases, but more on that below.

They contain amino acids, which are beneficial for the body and are well absorbed. Due to this feature, a protein found in fungi, are sometimes compared to animal protein.

These mushrooms also have a variety of vitamins including group A, b, C. Due to this, the mushrooms themselves have a positive effect on vision, hair and skin.

Volnushki have very low calorie content. So, 100 grams of fresh mushrooms only 22 calories, which gives the opportunity to include mushrooms in the category of dietetic foods.

The use of mushrooms

Most often, these fungi love to marinate and glaze. Winter blanks volnushek best suited young mushrooms. You need to collect those mushrooms which hats have a diameter of a few centimeters (usually 3-4 cm). It is worth noting that until the mushrooms are marinated and solada, their color changes from pinkish to grayish.

There are also recipes where volnushki are invited to fry, extinguish, make them into a soup or pie.

It is very important that the mushrooms had previously had a treatment, otherwise it can lead to poisoning, colic and intestinal disorders. To do this before cooking they should be soaked or boiled.

After pickling food can be consumed for at least 2 months.

The dangers of mushrooms

As already mentioned, these mushrooms raw are very dangerous to humans, so they have to be just right. Otherwise almost 100% the probability of obtaining intestinal disorders, poisoning or colic.

Also, in the section "use mushrooms" was mentioned chitinous compounds present in these mushrooms. The fact that they are poorly absorbed by the body, may be detrimental in gastritis, acidity or inflammation of the mucous membrane.

Also, these mushrooms are not recommended for use if the person has been removed the gallbladder. In this case, volnushki are poorly digested and can cause exacerbation of various chronic diseases of the digestive system.

To fear the negative effects of the mushrooms and when the disease of cholecystitis, pancreatitis and low acidity of gastric juice.