Flywheel If for meat-eaters mushrooms are just part of a varied diet, then for vegetarians it is a truly valuable product that can replace meat. And one of the best representatives can be called a flywheel. Moreover, this delicious "forest dweller" is never poisonous.

How to recognize a flywheel

Mosswheel is a tubular representative of the Boletovye family (to which the porcini mushroom also belongs - outwardly they are even slightly similar). Mushroom pickers recognize the flyworm by its massive hemispherical cap, which becomes flat in older specimens. Depending on the type of mushroom, the velvety dry cap can be brown-brown or olive green, the stem is wrinkled, white and without a ring. The flesh is quite hard, yellowish, although after damage (in the cut) it quickly changes color - it turns blue. But such external transformations do not in any way affect the taste characteristics of the product.

  • How to recognize a flywheel
  • What is useful
  • Who are flyworms harmful to?
  • What diseases can be cured by mushrooms
  • How to cook properly

Mycologists who have studied the huge genus of moss plants have divided them into 18 species [1]

In search of mushrooms, you can go to any forest: deciduous, mixed or pine. The only requirement is the presence of moss. As the name implies, these “forest dwellers” simply adore the moss mat, on which they can comfortably accommodate either alone or with whole families.

The flywheel season is long. The first mushrooms appear in early summer, and the last specimens of mushroom pickers are collected in late autumn.

What is useful

 Why is the flywheel useful Speaking about the beneficial properties of mushrooms, first of all, it is customary to remember the high protein content. The flywheel, like its relatives, is rich in proteins, the chemical composition of which is very reminiscent of meat. This product is useful for restoring physical strength, during periods of intense growth and for building muscle mass. Protein is essential for those involved in mental activity, as well as for the strengthening and regeneration of almost all tissues in the body. In addition, the proteins contained in the product are a set of essential amino acids, without which healthy physical activity is impossible. By the way, some sources claim that the flywheel is the leader in amino acid content among other mushrooms [2]

The second plus of this delicacy is its rich vitamin composition. Flywheels are a storehouse of vitamins A, C, D, as well as many B vitamins. You can almost completely replenish the daily intake of copper and zinc from one portion of these mushrooms [3] with molybdenum, calcium and chitin.

Moss mushroom caps contain special essential oils and enzymes. The rate of food digestion depends on these substances. This means that the flywheel improves the functioning of the digestive system and the quality of absorption of nutrients from food.

It also has natural antibiotic properties, strengthens the immune system and is beneficial for increasing hemoglobin. In folk medicine, it is known as a product that has a diuretic, tonic and anti-inflammatory effect. It has been used as a natural antiseptic for quick wound healing. And due to the presence of molybdenum, this product is useful for treating the thyroid gland. The rich vitamin composition of mushrooms is a guarantee of good vision, healthy hair and beautiful skin. The ability to speed up metabolism has made the flywheel an anti-obesity mushroom. The unique chemical composition of these members of the Boletov family makes them useful for the nervous system, brain, kidney function, as well as for the rapid recovery of bone and muscle tissue.

Who are flyworms harmful to?

 To whom the flywheels are harmful Frequent consumption of mushrooms in large quantities is extremely undesirable for people with impaired digestion: mushrooms, which are difficult to digest, can aggravate the course of the disease. It is recommended to refuse the product for people with allergies to mushrooms or with chronic liver diseases. In any form, they should not be given to children under 3 years of age [4]

As already mentioned, flywheels are not poisonous. But only if a real fly agaric got into the basket, and not a panther fly agaric similar to it - one of the most toxic "forest dwellers". In order not to be mistaken, it is important to remember that mushrooms are tubular mushrooms, and fly agarics are lamellar.

What diseases can be cured by mushrooms

As already mentioned, mushrooms are a natural antibiotic. And all because of boletol - a substance included in the chemical composition of the product. This compound has anti-inflammatory effects and helps in the treatment of many diseases. It is known that mushroom extract is useful for people with liver cirrhosis, atherosclerosis, nervous disorders, anemia, reduced immunity, depression, chronic fatigue. This product improves blood circulation, heals inflammation and suppuration on the skin (powder from dried mushrooms is used). In alternative medicine, it is used as a treatment for cancer [5]

How to cook properly

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In order for the mushroom to be digested quickly and easily, culinary experts and nutritionists advise chopping it. Some mushroom pickers believe that the flywheel does not need additional pre-cooking, as it does not contain toxins. Although if the dish is intended for schoolchildren, the elderly, those with digestive disorders or those who are weakened after an illness, then it is better to boil the product first, and then prepare the desired dish from it.

Flywheels belong to rapidly oxidizing products, so they must be cleaned and rinsed as soon as possible. In order to prevent darkening of the pulp, it is poured with cold water, in which a teaspoon of salt and 2 g of citric acid are diluted.

The most popular among mushroom pickers are Polish and green mushrooms. Despite belonging to the third food category [6]

For culinary needs, legs and hats are used. Gourmets distinguish mushrooms from other mushrooms by their delicate fruity flavor. This product goes well with potatoes, rice, buckwheat, cabbage, cheese. The taste of stewed mushrooms is perfectly emphasized by fried onions and sour cream. With seasonings, bay leaves, allspice, dill seeds, garlic, cloves are suitable for them.

Silent hunting is not only a good way to relax, but also an excellent opportunity to pamper the body with useful substances that are contained exclusively in the "forest dwellers". The flywheel is one of those mushrooms that don't really hide from people. In a place where there is a soft moss carpet, this tasty and healthy product is most likely lurking.

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