2012/08/24

Friday Find - Foraging for free food - we found chanterelles!

Chanterelles are one of the most easily identified mushrooms.

Lots of mushrooms grow wild here in Newfoundland however I am not confident enough in my mushroom identification skills to pick some of the many edible varieties.

Chanterelles have a distinctive apricot scent and a egg yolk yellow trumpet shape.


I will be cleaning mine with a pastry brush, it's best never to wash wild mushrooms with water or they will absorb the water and become soggy.  After brushed clean, I will lay them out on a cooling rack and dry them in the sunshine.  They are great dried for the winter to add to soups, stews or cream sauces.



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Chanterelle Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 5 medium (3 oz.) 
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 25 ,Calories from Fat 0 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0  - 0% 
Cholesterol 0mg  - 0% 
Sodium 0mg  -0% 
Total Carbohydrate 3g -1% 
Dietary Fiber 0g - 0% 
Sugars 0g 
Protein 3g 
Vitamin A 1% 
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% 
Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Chantrelle Mushrooms have no Saturated Fat, Cholesterol or Sodium. 
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts

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