What you need to know:
Morels are recognizable by their spongy, brain like appearance. They are a wild mushroom and are sought out by mushroom enthusiasts every spring. They grow around many species of trees including apple trees so they can often be found in apple orchards. However, because there are both poisonous and edible versions, you want to buy them at the grocers to be safe. Morels are low in calories and fat and high in iron, Vitamin D and phosphorous. Morels must be cooked before eaten as they can make you ill if you eat them raw.
Typically morels appear in the spring, but can be found throughout the year as they are grown in different regions.
What to look for:
Look for gray or blonde morels which are the favoured mushrooms.
How to store it:
Morels should be eaten as soon as possible but can be kept in the fridge for a few days.
Why you should try it: