Useful and harmful properties of honey agarics

Honey mushrooms are common throughout Russia. They have a visually distinctive hat and leg. The hat is small in size, saucer-shaped, elastic. The leg is thickened, fleshy, elongated cylindrical in shape. The article describes the benefits and harms of mushrooms for the human body.

Useful and harmful properties of honey agarics

Description and subspecies

Honey mushrooms grow conglomerates (growing together at the place of attachment to the surface) or separately with fruit bodies in a group on the site. The fruiting period is from May to the first snow. These mushrooms include meadow, steppe, forest specimens. Edible mushrooms are as follows:

  • meadow;
  • winter;
  • summer;
  • autumn;
  • bulbous;
  • dark
  • yellow red.

However, beneficial fruits only after soaking and heat treatment. They belong to the conditionally edible class, therefore, dangerous toxins must be destroyed in the raw pulp. The texture of the raw fruits is tough, which is useful for boiling. In foreign sources, some subspecies are classified as slightly poisonous.

Do not confuse edible fruits with poisonous ones:

  • In a row of sulfur yellow;
  • Galley bordered;
  • False open-air red-brick;
  • pale toadstool.

Beneficial features

The pulp contains vitamins of groups A, B, D, PP, E, C. Vitamins C and A predominate. Useful substances - micro and macro elements:

  • Potassium.
  • Iron.
  • Calcium.
  • Sodium.
  • Magnesium.
  • Phosphorus.

Most of all contains Potassium and Phosphorus. Use of honey mushrooms in a balanced composition of the product. Per 100 g:

  • protein 2.2 g;
  • fat 1.2 g;
  • carbohydrates 0.5 g;
  • mono- and disaccharides 0.5 g;
  • ash 0.5 g.

The remaining 90 g is water, and 5.1 g is part of the dietary fiber. They consist of pectin and chitin, oleic, formic, palmic acids. The benefit of mushrooms in low calorie content is 22 kcal per 100 g. This is a dietary product that, due to chitin, is broken down by the stomach for a long time, and hunger does not occur. It is useful to replace fried meat with mushrooms and lose weight.

Mushrooms lower cholesterol

Useful properties for the human body:

  1. Improve vision, strengthen hair, nails, teeth.
  2. Favorably affect the heart and blood flow. Lowers blood cholesterol.
  3. They balance the work of the brain and nervous system.
  4. Prevent aging of cells and tissues.
  5. It improves mood, prevents depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
  6. Chitin and pectin cleanse the intestines of toxins.


Harm from the fruits is manifested with excessive use, individual intolerance, improper handling. General contraindications for use:

  1. Children under 7 years old can not eat forest fruits.
  2. Older people limit daily allowance.
  3. Pregnant and lactating are contraindicated.
  4. People with diseases of the stomach, intestines (they will not be able to absorb chitin).
  5. Sick epilepsy, hypertension.
  6. People allergic to any of the chemical composition of the pulp.

The accumulation in the pulp of salts can also cause significant harm.


The scope of use of the fruit is not limited to cooking. They are useful in folk and traditional medicine.

The medicine

Using the Autumn Openka mycelium, special bread is made for patients with diabetes. Abroad, fruits are used as a natural laxative. And scientists are also working to prove the healing properties of extracts from fungi for carcinoma and sarcoma (types of cancer).

The flesh is proven to absorb radiation and bind toxins in the body. Pulp beta-glutenins are part of the medication. Mushrooms are recommended in the fight against E. coli and staphylococcus.

In folk medicine, honey mushrooms are used as antibiotics, an anesthetic. Alcohol tinctures on dried fruits remove warts, and when ingested with honey, strengthen immunity in the cold season.


Freshly processed mushrooms make side dishes with onions and sour cream. Marinate and salt for the winter. Drying retains many useful properties, but deep freeze (or shock) freezing is most effective. Such fruits after freezing still need to be boiled. Prepare mushroom caviar, cream soups.

Fresh fruits are stored only in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When preserving, follow the technology to avoid the development of botulism.


Useful mushrooms due to the content of vitamins, micro and macro elements. High nutritional value makes the product popular in Russia. In the West, conditionally edible fruits are hardly consumed, considering them dangerous to humans. Significant use of honey mushrooms found in traditional medicine and folk remedies.


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