Good thing is, Caesarea is an edible mushroom from Amanita family and used on tasty Amanita Caesarea recipes.
This blog will give complete insights on Amanita Caesarea mushroom for example, what is it, how to identify it, its toxicity, and tasty recipes as well.
So, without wasting a second, let’s start:
Amanita Caesarea mushroom is edible like Blue Oyster Mushroom and one of the highly regarded mushrooms of roman empire. Caesarea in the name has come from the royal name of roman emperor family.
Amanita has so many mushrooms in the family but Caesar’s mushroom has a different taste and value, discovered in 1772 this mushroom and from then till now, it is famous tasty edible mushroom.
· Amanita Caesarea Taste:
It doesn’t have in different taste for identification but it tastes good and due this reason Caesar’s mushroom is very popular in Italian and American cuisines.
· Amanita Caesarea Smell:
Amanita Caesarea doesn’t have any unpleasant smell or even a slight smell that would feel different. It is just same like any herb or vegetable with no smell.
· Amanita Caesarea Toxicity Content:
Amanita Caesarea is not toxic at all it is completely edible and highly beneficial mushroom. We shall discuss its beneficial in the lines coming ahead.
However, for now, you will have to remember that Amanita Caesarea has some resembling brother and sisters that can be harmful for you and are toxic.
For this, learn to identify original edible Amanita Caesarea.
Identifying Amanita Caesarea:
Though this mushroom is edible but in texture and appearance it closely resembles toxic mushroom types such as fly agaric, death cap, and destroying angels.
Therefore, it is a must that you know and understand the exact appearance to identify edible mushroom and keep from any mishap.
· Orange to red cap:
Caesar’s mushroom has orange to cred colored cap that can have a 6 to 8 inches diameter. However, 8 inches diameter is rare.
The shape of the cap is hemispherical to convex and finally becomes flat with very smooth and even surface having striated margin.
· Golden to pale yellow gills:
Inside the cap you will see free gills, like all other mushrooms that are golden to pale yellow in color.
· Cylinder-shaped stipe:
Stipe of amanita Caesarea edible mushroom is also pale to golden yellow in color while cylindrical in shape.
Its size is 2 to 6 x 1 to 1 that makes height into width in inches. Simply, it can be up to 6 inches tall while only 1 cm wide.
At the bottom or base area, stipe area becomes thicker and sits in volva like greyish white cup.
· Loosened rings:
The bottom area of the stipe is further lined above and below with rings that band loosely around it.
Amanita Caesarea spores are white.
Difference Between Amanita Caesarea and Amanita muscaria (the poisonous mushroom):
As we have mentioned about the Amanita Caesarea’s resemblance with the its other family members that are poisonous and extremely dangerous if eaten.
Therefore, it is necessary that you understand the appearance difference between edible amanita Caesarea and poisonous fly agaric so that you never end up bringing any harm to your or your loved one’s lives.
Fly agaric or amanita muscaria resembles Caesar’s mushroom, but having a closer examination can let us know about many points and traits that will help us to differentiate it with the other.
|Amanita Caesarea||Amanita muscaria|
|Amanita Caesarea has orange-red cap.||Amanita muscaria has red dotted cap.|
|When matures cap stays attached with mushroom.||When matures, cap falls off once it is mature or even ages.|
|The color of the cap doesn’t change||The red color fades and becomes yellowish orange.|
|White stock and ringed volva||yellow stalk|
Following these points will let you have the original safely edible, amanita Caesar’s mushroom.
Eating Amanita Caesarea:
Benefits of Amanita Caesarea:
- It is a natural antioxidant that helps in cleaning the immune system of a person.
- It also has antimicrobial properties that kills the germs or microorganisms in human body. It means, it works as an antibiotic for human body.
- It helps in food digestion and keep the inner body clean and increases body immunity against viral and fungal attacks.
- Besides this it is very tasty and used in many international, American, and Italian Amanita Caesarea recipes.
Precautions when eating Amanita Caesarea:
This mushroom is not toxic in fact very good if eaten freshly and evenly cooked. However, the challenges that you can face while eating this mushroom are:
- It is hard to identify the original Amanita Caesarea mushroom comparing to its resembling types. Even some experienced foragers find it difficult to get the exact and original Amanita Caesarea.
“In case you have eaten wrong amanita species other than Caesarea the damages can be fatal, so immediately see a doctor.”
- It can cause allergy, like any other food item however the symptoms can be different in different people. In the case of allergy, see a doctor.
Amanita Caesarea Recipe:
Here we will be sharing two tastiest Amanita Caesarea recipes:
Caesar’s mushroom salad:
This is a famous Italian recipe and one of the healthiest solutions when it comes filling your appetite. And will take only 15 mins to complete.
- Amanita Caesarea mushrooms
- lemon juice
- Extra-virgin olive oil
Let’s make this recipe for two. You can increase the quantity if you are preparing it for more than two people.
- 2 Caesar’s mushrooms or 30 grams
- Lemon juice, as per your likeness
- Extra virgin olive oil 2 TSP
- Salt and pepper, up to taste
Clean the mushrooms thoroughly and leave them on a drainage bowl so that all the water gets drained and you have cleaned fresh mushrooms to prepare the recipe.
In a pan, add extra virgin olive oil and let it get hot. Now, add the mushrooms stuffed with lemon juice into the pan and fry for some time unless you get a fried crunchy fragrance.
Put salt and pepper according to your taste, sprinkle it, and serve.
Ancient roman amanita Caesarea snacks recipe:
Sautéed Amanita Caesarea:
This is a royal snacks recipe of Caesar’s recipe that you can prepare using Amanita Caesarea mushroom within just 15 minutes.
- Caesar’s mushrooms fresh
- tbsp oil
- Mushrooms ½ lb.
- Vegetable oil 2 tsp.
- Salt to taste
- Clean the mushrooms deeply and wait for the water till it rinse off.
- Cut the cap
- Make even pieces of the stipe according to your bit taste
- Add some oil in the pan and let it get hot
- Spread pieces in pan so they don’t touch each other
- Cover with let
- Let them cook for 10 mins
Can we grow Amanita Caesarea mushrooms at home?
Yes, it is possible but it will need a wait of a lot of years and a lot of effort to put to grow Amanita Caesarea mushrooms in your home.
They cannot be grown in the pots or containers but under the roots of pine trees. If you don’t have pines, you will not have mushrooms because mycelia grow in the roots of pines.
For germination, seeds are kept for sometime in the water until the germination starts.
Spores are then spread and sowed in the roots of pines. It will take years and years to scatter spores ending up giving you tasty real edible Amanita Caesarea mushrooms.
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