Edible Fungi

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Peppery White Milk Cap (Lactarius piperatus) has white to creamy gills

Poplar Milk Cap (Lactarius controversus) has creamy-pinkish gills

Both of which are very big (up to 20cm wide), similar and extremely acrid (burning, even on the skin and especially mucous membranes) white, unchanging, milk.

Considered inedible by Arora due to acrid or hot-pepper taste. He says that they may even be poisonous if not prepared properly.

Russians love it and prepare it by pickling in salt (only sea-salt and no spices) until no longer bitter in refrigerator before eating.

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Fleecy Milkcap (Lactarius vellereus) has a minutely velvety surface when young. Gills more widely spaced than the two following. This species has milk which stain cut surfaces yellowish to light brown. Considered better than the following two.

Peppery White Milk Cap (Lactarius piperatus) has white to creamy gills. Poisoning has been reported in N. America.

Poplar Milk Cap (Lactarius controversus) has creamy-pinkish gills

All three of which are very big (up to 20cm wide), similar and extremely acrid (burning, even on the skin and especially mucous membranes) white, unchanging, milk, except for L. vellereus above.

Considered inedible by Arora due to acrid or hot-pepper taste. He says that they may even be poisonous if not prepared properly.

Russians love them and prepare them by pickling in salt (only sea-salt and no spices) in refrigerator until no longer bitter before eating.

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