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October 15th is National Mushroom Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to put a little
something in your stomach because it's National Mushroom Day!
Sometimes fungus is a good thing! So let's get right into
celebrating National Mushroom Day!
WHY IS THIS A
You don't like mushrooms, do you? I mean, to honestly ask that
question you most likely don't care that much for this wonderful
fungus, right? But that's OK because tons of people love eating
mushrooms and there are so many different types to choose from. In
fact, some people love them so much that they will go out into the wild
to hunt them down. So do you still need to ask why this is a holiday?
It's because people love eating them! Yes, mushrooms are fungus
which means they don't produce seeds (they produce spores) and they
don't go through photosynthesis. That's probably why they're usually
not green and they grow well in the dark. They come in many different
shapes, but what we're use to seeing and eating are mushrooms with a
stem and a cap. Underneath that cap are usually some gills which
contain the spores, and when it's time, the spores rain down in a fine
mist and the next generation is ready to be born.
But they are
quite a low calorie food and, if you eat them raw, you will get a bunch
of vitamins and minerals. And if you are someone who likes to hunt down
their own food, then you need to be aware that there are a lot
mushrooms that are poisonous. In fact, some of the poisonous mushrooms
will look almost exactly like the mushrooms you might be seeking out to
eat, so you need to get yourself a mushroom guide of some sort to be
safe. Happy munching!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you can always take
the easy route and pick up some fresh or canned mushrooms from the
store. Then all you have to do is think about how you'd like to eat
them. Fresh mushrooms go great in a salad and you can always toss
mushrooms on a pizza. But come on, you can be lazier than that!
Head to a freaking restaurant, man! Can you imagine all the
different kinds of mushroom-infused food you can get? Who needs to make
their own salad or pizza, right? Grab yourself some stuffed or fried
mushrooms while you're at it. It's pretty simple to celebrate holidays
like this, so you might as well enjoy yourself!
But if you're a
brave soul and trust your abilities in hunting mushrooms then go on out
into the wilderness and try to find some yourself! Bring a mushroom
guide or someone who hunts for them often and stock up on the freshest
of fresh mushrooms. Yeah, you might have a little extra cleaning to do
but it's free mushrooms! You'll end up with so many mushrooms that you
might have to share some with your friends... gasp! Have a great
day and enjoy the fungi!