Chaga mushroom (inonotus obliquus) on white background

Chaga – A Leading Mushroom

May 6, 2020 smitsa 2

One of the developing trends for foods and beverages in particular may well reside with the chaga mushroom. Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is particularly interesting at […]

Mushrooms especially morels like Morchella (Morchella angusticepes) in a natural state.

Morchella Angusticeps

March 6, 2019 smitsa 0

Morchella angusticepes Peck (M. angusticepes Peck) is a very interesting fungus as well as being a Morel. It is a member of the Morchellaceae family which […]

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August 20, 2018 smitsa 1

Citreoviridin (CIT) is a highly toxic mycotoxin produced by the mould Penicillium citreoviridin (PCV) [ Penicillium citreonigrum]. The mould itself is a very common contaminant of a number […]

green yellow round fungal mold on a heterogeneous black surface, macro science abstract background

Mycotoxins Are Bad!

August 20, 2018 smitsa 0

Mycotoxins are ubiquitous toxic metabolites produced by fungi via secondary metabolism. Many of them are contaminants, often finding their way into food, beverages and water. […]

Mushrooms sitting on a table.

The Shiitake Mushroom

May 23, 2018 smitsa 0

The shiitake [Lentinula edodes] mushroom is one of the most popular edible mushrooms in China and other parts of East Asia. It is increasingly important […]

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Pleurotus citrinopileatus

October 10, 2017 smitsa 0

The genus, Pleurotus provides a number of species used not only for food but also for its therapeutic properties. Pleurotus citrinopileatus for example is grown […]

Fatal fungus on plants called powdery mildew in summer on farm

Powdery Mildew

September 5, 2017 smitsa 3

One fungal disease of vegetable plants and some fruit trees which is debilitating is powdery mildew. It affects the foliage and stems by covering them […]

Close up Cordycep sinensis (CHONG CAO) or mushroom cordyceps on Wooden bowl on isolated background. Medicinal properties in the treatment of diseases. National organic medicine.

Cordyceps sinensis

November 28, 2015 smitsa 0

Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc. (family Clavicipitaceae) which is also known as winter worm or summer grass also means Dong-Chong-Xia-Cao in China. It is an important […]


Black And White Truffle Species

January 26, 2015 smitsa 0

Black and white truffle species are found worldwide. Their culinary and commercial value is mainly due to their sensory properties especially their aroma. The quality […]

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Pleurotus eryngii

August 18, 2011 smitsa 0

Pleurotus eryngii, also known as the king oyster mushroom or cardoncello, is gaining considerable popularity amongst consumers worldwide (Rodriguez Estrada and Royse 2007). It is […]