Dried Lactarius deliciosus / saffron milk cap / red pine mushroom
The Lactarius deliciosus is found under pine trees between the months of August and November. Lactarius deliciosus and all other orange-red milk mushrooms have been found to contain high levels of vitamins and minerals. In addition, these species are said to contain anti-cancer, antibiotic and antiviral agents. Lactarius deliciosus are wild mushrooms and thus do not come from regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
The smell of Lactarius deliciosus is sweetish/fruity and the taste is very pleasantly aromatic. It is one of the best mushrooms ever, which is especially suitable as a single dish.
That is why we think that Lactarius deliciosus goes best with the following dishes:
- with bread
- as a side dish
Why are dried mushrooms so expensive in relative terms and are there any advantages?
Fresh mushrooms contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight when dried. This justifies the higher price of dried mushrooms compared to fresh mushrooms. But don’t worry. The dried mushrooms swell to almost their conventional size during soaking and both their taste and consistency remain almost unchanged. One of the biggest advantages of dried mushrooms is their shelf life. If stored correctly, sufficiently dried mushrooms can be kept for several years without any noticeable loss of quality. It is important for the shelf life that the mushrooms are stored in an airtight container.