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Can you eat fungi?

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April 28, 2013 2:28PM

There are many kinds of fungi and may are edible, but not all.

Mushrooms are one example of fungi. Some mushrooms are edible while others are poisonous. Unless you are an expert, you can not tell if a mushroom is edible or not.

Fungi as a type of food (not just mushrooms) is becoming more popular, partly because they can be processed and combined with other food stuffs to form new flavorful and appetizing dishes. These can particularly attractive for individuals choosing a plant based diet.