Viability As A Raw Food
just one thing to remember, even if the only mushrooms you ever want to
put in your mouth are the ones at the salad bar. It's good practice to
always cook all mushrooms because their cells walls are indigestible
raw. Your body can't get to the nutrients if it can't get into the
cells, plus if you eat enough, well, you've seen Animal House."
general comments. Except where noted, it is not a good idea to eat
mushrooms raw. Some retain toxins, and bacteria can grow in the growing
matter clinging to roots; however, both are eliminated by cooking.
Further, heating heightens mushrooms' flavor and digestibility."