Buy Saffron Milkcap Mushroom Buy Lactarius Mushroom Online In Melbourne Australia
Buy Lactarius Mushroom Online In Melbourne Australia. As its specific epithet proclaims, this large milkcap is generally considered to be a good edible mushroom (although many fungiphages say that there are in fact several superior milkcaps, supreme among which is probably Lactarius sanguifluus). It may be that the differing views about edibility of the Saffron Milkcap arises because the various species or sub-species within the Lactarius deliciosus complex differ significantly in their texture and flavour.
This milkcap is good if cut into thin strips and grilled with steak and onions. Some people prefer them cooked slowly to remove any bitterness and the slightly fibrious texture that they can have if they are simply flash fried. Young caps, with their exaggeratedly inrolled margins, are generally considered the best ones for eating.
The caps are 6 to 20cm in diameter; convex and then depressed; reddish orange, bruising green; surface granular becoming sticky when wet.
Young caps have inrolled margins and are pinkish-orange. Older specimens are vase-shaped with sharpish rims, and they often develop faint pistachio-green irregular patches.
The gills of this milkcap are shortly decurrent, crowded and bright orange, staining green when bruised.
When cut, the gills release bright red-orange (carrot coloured) latex that eventually turns wine red.