Farshad Farivar

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Farshad Farivar introduces Mushroom Hunting

Farshad Farivar introduces another great recreational activity named mushroom hunting. He says that this is an activity which has many different names like mushroom picking, mushrooming, mushroom foraging etc. Farshad Farivar describes this activity as collecting of mushrooms in the wild. These mushrooms are gathered mostly for the purpose of eating.

Farshad Farivar says that when you start this activity it becomes really mandatory to know types of mushrooms and identify them too. Generally there is large number of mushroom species for the purpose of eating for human beings. Some famous mushroom species are morels, puffballs, chanterelles, sulphur shelf (also known as chicken mushroom or chicken of woods), king bolete, pine mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, etc.  Out of these types king bolete is famous in common man hood.  Sulphur shelf is gathered because it occurs in bulk, can be identified easily, grows every year and has vast variety of culinary uses.  Farshad Farivar says that not only identification of mushroom is important but also its equally important to know when and where to find it as most of species grow only in very specific conditions.

Farshad Farivar warns here by saying that every mushroom can be eaten except for some which can be eaten only once. There are some mushrooms that are highly poisonous and can damage any body organ permanently. Therefore Farshad Farivar suggests consuming mushrooms that you have personally identified that too you must check once before preparing and cooking it properly. He also suggest not to combine mushroom types, not to gather mushrooms without proper knowledge about the same, to retain the sample of mushroom that you are doubtful about for research and analysis and consume only a small amount of mushrooms you are not sure about the type.

Another such thing that Farshad Farivar talks about is Little Brown Mushrooms. This term refers to a large number of small, dull colored agarics species. There is also Big White Mushroom term that is used for describing groups of difficult to recognize larger and paler agarics.

Farshad Farivar lays some important guidelines for mushroom picking. He says that it is very difficult to identify real chanterelles because they look alike to hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. The difference is that real chanterelles do not have sharp gills rather have blunt veins on the underside. He also states that immature chlorophyllum molybdites can be mistaken for agaricus mushrooms.

Farshad Farivar provides knowledge about the treatment to be given in case of consumption of poisonous mushrooms. He says that proper medicine and doctor’s consultation should be taken in case any poisonous mushroom is consumed. He also suggests cooking and preparing mushrooms properly because this process removes toxins and harmful bacteria from mushrooms so that it can be consumed.

Farshad Farivar always stress on gaining and collecting proper and adequate knowledge about mushrooms before you go ahead for mushroom hunting so that you don’t make any mistake and can enjoy this wonderful activity to its maximum.


Mushroom Hunting