Dried Golden Chanterelles
The season of the golden chanterelle is from June to November and they mainly grow in coniferous and deciduous forests. The golden chanterelles are wild mushrooms and are therefore not from a regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
Active substances have been discovered in the golden chanterelle which have antiviral, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and antibiotic effects. They also have a high vitamin and mineral content. It is one of the tastiest mushrooms and tastes intensely spicy and peppery when dried.
The golden chanterelle goes best with:
- Side dish with meat and fish
Why are dried mushrooms so expensive, relatively speaking, and what are the advantages of dried mushrooms?
Fresh mushrooms contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight when dried. This explains the higher price of dried mushrooms compared to fresh mushrooms. When soaked in water though, dried mushrooms expand to almost their normal size and both their taste and consistency remain nearly 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. However, it is important that the mushrooms are stored in an airtight container.