Pleurotus intolerance ??
David N. Gaines
dgaines at vt.edu
Tue Oct 1 23:22:41 EST 1996
Has anyone out there ever heard of anyone developing an intolerance to
oyster mushrooms. I have picked cooked and eaten them at least five
times in the last two months without incident, but today was different.
For one thing, they did not taste as good as usual (had a stronger
mushroom flavor) and several hours afterwards I developed a bad case of
particularly NOXIOUS gas which persisted through the evening, accompanied
by a somewhat metallic taste in my mouth. I did not feel horrible, but
it was unpleasant. Could I have picked mushrooms slightly past their
prime? Was it the chili I ate in the same meal that gave me gas?. I
have gotten a metallic taste from mushrooms several times before, once
years ago after tasting a Hygrocybe conica and once recently after
nibbling on a Phylloporous sp. (Gilled Bolete).
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