Agaritine In Mushrooms

Discussion in 'Carrot Salad, Bamboo Shoots, Mushrooms' started by postman, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. postman

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    Did Ray ever speak about this subject? I couldn't find anything. He usually has a lot to say about antinutrients.
     
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    Yes which is why he recommends cooking them at high temps for at least a few hours. I’m not sure if he says to strain the water, but I do, as it’s the fiber that’s the most important to help keep gut bacteria in check.
     
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    I thought the recommendation was to cook mushrooms for an hour.
    He's also said it's fine to saute them when you are short on time.
     
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    To answer your question about the absolute best method to reduce agaritine, if you boil in water for 1 hour you lose 88% of the agaritine and if you freeze them for 30 days then allow them to thaw out on their own for 1 hour without microwaving you lose 77% of the agaritine. These are by far the best 2 methods it seems to reduce this toxin.
    https://mycotopia.net/forums/attach...oms-processingstoragedegradationagaritine.pdf
     
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