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fungi

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« on: September 30, 2004, 01:25:28 PM »

Does anyone know if cooking shrooms affects potency?
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2004, 02:10:04 PM »

Short cooking/extraction(for instance making mushroom tea) does not affect the potency. I wouldn't cook them for a prolonged time though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2004, 12:33:27 PM »

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Short cooking/extraction(for instance making mushroom tea) does not affect the potency. I wouldn't cook them for a prolonged time though.
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Anno, what's your opinion about drying temps?  I've used a dehydrator on low setting (80F) for 10-12 hours and haven't noticed significant loss of potency.  In their book Oss and Oeric also recommend oven drying at temps "not to exceed 140 degrees."  Yet the consensus online seems to be that any heat at all during the drying process will destroy your shrooms.  I understand that excessive temps are a bad thing, but is there any reason to be concerned about using moderate temps to dry?  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2004, 03:26:53 AM »

>is there any reason to be concerned about using moderate temps to dry?

In my(and your) expereince, no, there is no reason.
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