Mushrooms, Chanterelle, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Cantharellus cibarius, commonly known as the chanterelle, golden chanterelle or girolle, is a fungus. It is probably the best known species of the genus Cantharellus, if not the entire family of Cantharellaceae.
  2. It is orange or yellow, meaty and funnel-shaped. On the lower surface, underneath the smooth cap, it has gill-like ridges that run almost all the way down its stipe, which tapers down seamlessly from the cap.
  3. It emits a fruity aroma, reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling) and is considered an excellent edible mushroom.
  4. Chanterelles are common in northern parts of Europe, North America, including Mexico, in Asia, including Turkey and the Himalayas(including Kashmir, Nepal, and Bhutan), and in Africa including Zambia,Congo and Uganda.
  5. Chanterelles tend to grow in clusters in mossy coniferous forests, but are also often found in mountainous birch forests and among grasses and low-growing herbs.