MOREL MUSHROOMS, whole, wildcrafted
Botanical name: Morchella Elata
Production: These morels were picked in a remote location in the Yukon Territory, very far from any agricultural areas and human-use zones, in a large wildfire area where the wildfires were never controlled and were allowed to burn out naturally. These areas are large expanses of boreal forest or muskeg and are not agriculturally suitable and thus have never been farmed.
The drying process consists of mushrooms spread on racks that are initially placed in the sun for two to three days and then finished in a heated, vented enclosure to remove all moisture. The mushrooms are then weighed and placed in sealed containers.
Qualities: UV from the sun as a sterilizing factor, combined with minimal handling of the product and the purity of the natural environment in which it grows, make this product very safe to eat. Dried mushrooms will reconstitute to 6-8 times their weight. Morel mushrooms have been said to improve cardiovascular health, boost the immune system, and lower blood sugar levels.
Common Use: Dried morels should be rehydrated in pure water for 20 minutes and washed. Morel mushrooms have a rich, earthy flavor and are combined well with stir-fries, sautees, sauces, risottos, omelets, and are even delicious fried by themselves in butter. They can also be added to a pot of rice and cooked at the same time. For this, soaking can be skipped.
Storage: Store in an airtight container away from direct heat or light.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.