Colorado Wild Plants and Fungi
by DaySounds © 2013-15

Western Giant Puffball (Calvatia Booniana)

The entire mushroom is edible when white. It is not advisable to eat it when it has turned yellowish or
brownish. It can be sautéed or simmered. It stimulates the immune system and helps with the treatment
of lung and throat issues. It helps to fight harmful bacteria and contains helpful minerals and vitamins.
Some mushrooms help to prevent cancer; others promote it. Our WGP seems to be in the first list. Even
so, fungi and wild plants shouldn't be consumed on a regular, daily basis. Alternate them with organically
grown vegetables.

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