My almost 2.5 year old DD eats eats whole, raw mushrooms (butter cup variety) and I was really happy with this as she's your typical fussy toddler and I know that mushrooms are very nutritious. She was helping me chop some up one day to add to her scrambled eggs and she just started munching on them and has eaten them raw almost daily for months now. I just give them a rinse and away she goes. I know they used to be grown in manure years ago and back then they needed to be thoroughly washed and cooked before consumption.
Anyway, DH says that raw mushrooms are not safe to eat. Does anyone know?
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07-01-2015 10:48 #1
Are raw mushrooms safe?
07-01-2015 11:00 #2
I just googled and it's apparently not recommended!
I have eaten and enjoyed them raw on occasion though. I'm still alive
07-01-2015 11:08 #3Senior Member
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Wow! I've always eaten them raw - I don't even wash them.
07-01-2015 11:19 #4Senior Member
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Ive heard that raw mushrooms aren't safe for pregnant women.
07-01-2015 12:03 #5
Huh!? I've never heard of this - we eat them raw all the time, never had a problem so far
07-01-2015 12:30 #6
Ok, just did a little googling and have just read that uncooked mushrooms can release carcinogenic toxins! And that cooking them actually releases more of the vitamins etc. DD grabs them straight out of the tub display at supermarket and gobbles them up all the time.
I too have eaten them raw all my life...
07-01-2015 12:35 #7
07-01-2015 12:58 #8
Thanks for bringing up the question! I really had no clue about this one.
I love me a raw shroom, dang it
07-01-2015 13:18 #9-
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Oh! My daughter eats them raw all the time too
07-01-2015 13:27 #10
Really? I only ever eat them raw on salads and give to kids raw, I hate the slippery sliminess of them when cooked.
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