All though a lot of mushrooms can kill you, they can also be very important to a healthy diet. Mushrooms are a great source for calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is very important because it helps strengthen bones and teeth while supporting the function to form blood clots when you get injured. Vitamin D is essential because it greatly helps our immune systems, bones, and intake of calcium. Along with tasting amazing mushrooms have several different types of textures; some can be leathery while others could resemble Styrofoam. Some can be really soft and have a tear like tough rubber.
Mushrooms can also be delicious. You can find them in all different sorts of foods...even ice cream. Most people put candy caps in ice cream because it has a maple syrup flavor. Another awesome feature of candy caps is if you let it dry correct, you can fill your entire estate with the sweet aroma of maple syrup. The fruiting body of a fungus is mistakenly seen as gross, in the form of decay or even death. Even though mushrooms are responsible for a lot of the decomposition of a great majority of the dead waste on planet earth, they are still seen as ugly.
In all reality mushrooms can be pretty or colorful. Like the Indigo milk cap (Lactarius indigo) the entire mushroom is blue to blue-gray and has green stains when old or mature. This beauty can be found on the ground under pine and oak in Arizona and possibly New Mexico. It is not very common in the United States. But according to all the rain promises and more it is tasty as well as colorful. Here is a great recipe to get you started on a healthy diet with mushrooms!