[Mycology] Edibility of Russula and Lactarius
(by jlskulan from geology.wisc.edu)
Thu May 3 22:01:59 EST 2007
Perhaps this is not the ideal forum for these questions, but I have
exhausted other options.
1. Are there any toxic species of Lactarius that it is known cannot
be detoxified by the Russian method of soaking in several changes of
water, boiling and salting?
2. Are any russulas known to be toxic other than R. emetica?
By toxic I mean toxic, as in eating them will make you sick. I do not
mean that it might make some people sick, or that we dont know if
its toxic or not so we will assume it is. I dont want general
warnings about being careful, I certainly dont want information on
edibility that mixes toxicological information with subjective
judgments on taste. Im growing very frustrated with the poor quality
of information on toxicity provided in guides, most of which seem to
be written by people with very limited palates.
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