Differences between chanterelle and common mushroom

Inexperienced lovers of quiet hunting often encounter inedible mushrooms in the forests, twins of tasty and healthy varieties of fruiting bodies. They are often toxic and pose a risk to human health. The false Chanterelle is no exception.

Differences between chanterelle and common mushroom

Appearance of mushrooms

Real chanterelles are tasty and healthy for humans. This mushroom loves high humidity, grassy areas and moss. According to the description, he has a solid body (his leg smoothly turns into a hat), has a bright color. The surface is bright: yellow or orange. When squeezed, the deformation site turns red.

The hat is upside down, in shape resembles a flower bud. The edges are uneven, wavy. Their diameter often exceeds 12 cm. Chanterelles sprout a family of 5-20 Mushrooms. They have a raw, fruity smell.

The mushroom, which is popularly called the govorushka (chanterelle false), has a small number of signs. He is conditionally edible. With proper preparation, the harm from the use of the product is absent or minimal.

Features of chanterelle doubles

Outwardly real and false fruit, like doubles. Minor differences are only in colors.

False and real chanterelles grow in mixed and coniferous forests, germinate in moss and in open areas of land. Unlike the double, the real mushroom does not grow at the roots of fallen trees.

In case of any doubt, it is better to refuse to collect suspicious mycelium.

Learning to identify false chanterelle mushrooms is easy. Take into account the following nuances:

  1. Edible mushroom is rarely brightly colored. Talkers differ in bright orange color.
  2. Talkers have a more even hat shape than real edible fruit bodies.
  3. Govorushki leg is thinner than that of a real mushroom.
  4. When you click on the flesh of a real fetus, a red spot remains. The talker is distinguished by the absence of such a sign.
  5. Inedible mycelium species rarely grow in large families.
  6. The spores of the edible fruiting body are colored yellow. Doubles are white.

Having figured out how false chanterelles differ from real ones, it will reduce the risk of mistakes when harvesting mushrooms. Inedible chanterelles contain toxic substances.

Are the talkers edible?

Unlike their edible counterpart, govorushki eat less often. They are conditionally edible. But the false chanterelle often still falls into the baskets of inexperienced mushroom pickers or those who know the secrets of its preparation.

Talkers are important to cook properly

Talkers will not harm a person if cooked properly. Pay attention to preprocessing:

  1. Fruit bodies are washed under running water.
  2. Mushrooms are poured with water for 3 days, changing it 2 times a day.
  3. Fruit bodies are boiled in water with onions for 20 minutes.

All poisons and heavy metals disappear during cooking - the product becomes harmless. Having protected himself from signs of poisoning, a person gets mushrooms that are less attractive in appearance. The structure of the pulp and taste characteristics are also changing.

Consequences of eating talkers

If the preparation of talkers does not include preliminary heat treatment, there is a high risk of poisoning. Symptoms appear within 1-2 hours after ingestion of the product.

Talkers negatively affect the physical health and mental state of a person:

  1. There are problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Possible nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
  2. General deterioration of health. Perhaps a feeling of weakness, fever, chills.
  3. Madness and hallucinations. Toxic substances contained in the product often lead to irreversible changes in the mental state. They may be irreversible.

In chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidneys and liver, fatal cases from the use of talkers are possible. If, after eating mushrooms, one or more signs of poisoning were detected, it is not worth delaying calling an ambulance.


False chanterelles are conditionally edible mushrooms. They have some differences in the coloring and shape of the fruiting body. With proper preparation, the risk of poisoning is minimal. You can distinguish false Chanterelles according to some external signs. It is important to collect only those fruiting bodies in the quality and external features of which a person is confident.


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