Season To Harvest
June to October.
Make sure the mushroom cap is fully open so that the spores have had a chance to drop and the mushroom is given the opportunity to reproduce. It also helps with identification.
Parasol mushrooms contain vitamin D, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, fiber and protein, with small amounts of antioxidants and even some antimicrobial properties too.
Magic & folklore
The parasol mushroom has a habit of growing in large circles. These are known as 'fairy rings' in European folklore and they are said to symbolise a place where elves, fairires or pixies like to dance. There's also a belief that they can act as portals to the fairy realm if one only knows how to use them...
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