Maitake or Hen of the Woods is one of the easiest to identify and nutritious mushrooms found in North America.
Maitake is known for being more nutritionally beneficial than most common mushrooms nutrients, Vitamins B, C and niacin, minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, selenium, protein, amino acids, and fiber.
Photo by Leda Meredith
In “The Forager’s Feast” by Leda Meredith you will find delicious wild edible plants and mushrooms are abundant throughout North America, not only in the wilderness but in urban areas, too. Learn how to identify, harvest, and eat the tastiest plants in your backyard. Intended as much for the cooking enthusiast as for the survivalist, this book includes recipes that will transform even the most common edible backyard weeds into guest-worthy fare.