We have the highly-sought morel mushrooms for sale! These gourmet mushrooms were wild-harvested on the west coast in burned areas
We have special morel mushrooms for sale at a great price!
This type of morel grows on the west coast and starts to fruit roughly one year after the presence of a forest fire or controlled burn, which gives them the designation of demonstrating pyrophilic behavior. When these morels come up, they often do it in mass quantities. There’s a large community of mushroom pickers on the west coast who then go out and reap the benefits.
Some interesting information about morels and why you should try them if you haven’t
An article on Science Daily includes some insight on morels growing after fires, from University of Montana forest ecology professor Andrew Larson. “According to Larson, burned white fir forests in Yosemite alone could produce an average crop of more than 1 million morels per year, a sustainable amount for recreational picking.”
An additional article from the publication documented more of the procedure conducted by Larson and colleagues. “…The researchers searched for morels in 1,119 plots within the Yosemite research site. They found the mushrooms did in fact cluster in parts of the forest that had burned completely, where no “fuel” was left on the ground. These are areas where the fire consumes everything along the forest floor, leaving only blackened soil, ash or burnt needles.”
This study was one of the first of its kind to look more deeply into the growth of morels after wildfires, and the study provides an intriguing insight for mushroom foragers:
“This is the first study in Yosemite, and the entire Sierra Nevada, to examine morel abundance after fire. The park has a morel recreational harvest limit of 1 pint a day per person. The researchers believe that limit could potentially quadruple without depleting park morels, given what they now know about the mushroom’s abundance in the region. They estimate that burned white fir and sugar pine forests throughout Yosemite — the type of forest that burned in their study site — could produce more than one million morels a year in the park.”
Morel Mushrooms for Sale: Buy Some for What’s Inside
The study “True morels (Morchella)-nutritional and phytochemical composition, health benefits and flavor: A review” looks at the constituents of morels, in addition to a discussion on flavor. Here’s a look at that information:
“Morels have been in use in traditional medicine for centuries, due to their health-related benefits, and current research demonstrated their anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory bioactivities, in addition to immunostimulatory and anti-tumor properties.”
The article continues, “ Morel’s health benefits were attributed mainly to polysaccharides as the active compounds, and to various phytochemicals, mainly phenolic compounds, tocopherols, ascorbic acid and vitamin D. Morel’s nutritional composition was reported, including sugar, amino acid, fatty and organic acid and mineral profile.”
Morel Mushrooms for Sale: The Taste Makes a Big Difference
Professional chefs have sought morel mushrooms because of its complex earthy, umami flavor. The savory taste is appreciated throughout the world, even in locations where the morels do not grow.
Speaking of growing morels … We have some further information for you if you’ve ever dreamt about growing your own morels.
If you do not want to try growing your own, which is considered to be difficult, and foraging season is not a viable option because of location or time of year, then you should buy some dried morels from us. You can add these delicious morsels to your favorite culinary dishes. Order from us today! We are confident that you won’t be disappointed, especially if you have never tried this tasty mushroom before.
Additional resources for this article:
- The University of Montana. “Morel mushroom abundance after wildfire.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 July 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160726123852.htm>.
- University of Washington. “Morel mushrooms pop up, cluster together after wildfires.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 October 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161011130005.htm>.
- “True morels (Morchella)-nutritional and phytochemical composition, health benefits and flavor: A review.” <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28350213>.