Wild Mushrooms found on the small island Homonhon in the Philippines

Wild Mushrooms found on the small island Homonhon in the Philippines

Edible Wild Mushrooms Found In The Tropics

Wild mushrooms are really everywhere in the Philippines and many other places of the world. The Philippines is highly blessed with several varieties of edible mushrooms. When searching for them, do take time to do your homework before you pick. There are non-edible mushrooms and they can be poisonous. Never assume, do your research before you hit the trail. Even when you pick, if you are new to mushroom picking, show your bounty to an experienced picker for identification. If you pick safely, there are many mushrooms out there that are edible and extremely good for you.

Wild mushrooms are an edible fungi and there are many species throughout the world. World wide, it is estimated that there are over 140,000 different species of wild mushrooms. The scientific world is only familiar with maybe 10% of these. Currently, Western Scientists are studying about 100 of these wild mushrooms. Wild mushrooms have many potential health benefits and they are hoping to capture that information for the medical community. In the East, medicine has recognized the benefits of wild mushrooms for centuries. Eastern practitioners believe that mushrooms in general can lower cholesterol in the body. They use wild mushrooms to ward off and fight breast cancer and prostate cancer, two major medical challenges of our time.  Wild mushrooms also seem to help in the control of diabetes. Patients with anemia have had excellent results in using wild mushrooms in their diet. Wild mushrooms are an excellent source of iron and over 90% of this iron the body absorbs. Iron is essential in the formation of red blood cells. This keeps people healthy and able to have a full life.

Next time you travel in the Philippines, take time to discover the many different mushrooms and learn how to use them. Mushroom picking is an adventure! Learning about the different wild fungi and herbs unlocks the secrets to good health. Take time to unlock the many secrets of the wild mushroom. Make this the year, you discover the Philippines.



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