Hypomyces lactifluorum (Schw. ex Fr.) Tul., Hypocreacea
There is nothing else in the mushroom world resembling the unique Lobster mushroom. The parasitic Lobster mushroom is a mushroom-eating mushroom and grows a beautiful bright-orange to orange-red skin on white species of milky caps, improving texture and flavor of its host. The name comes from its color that's similar to lobster. The flesh is white and dense.
Wild edible mushrooms have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-reducing properties. They enhance the immune system and they assist in reducing blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
We wild-harvest our lobster mushroom in August in northern Saskatchewan.
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