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About The Gucchi Mushroom


Unpredictable weather patterns, early springs, and above-average temperatures have left gucchi mushroom hunters in distress.


GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Gucchi mushroom (morel)
  2. Health benefits

About Gucchi mushroom (morel):

  • Gucchi mushroom, also known as morel, is a species of fungus in the family Morchellaceae of the Ascomycota.
  • It has a pale yellow color with large pits and ridges on the surface of the cap, raised on a large white stem.
  • The ideal weather conditions for the great morel include daytime temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures between five and nine degrees Celsius.
  • Gucchi mushrooms cannot be cultivated commercially and are found in conifer forests across temperate regions, particularly in Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, and Jammu and Kashmir.
  • These mushrooms typically grow in clusters on decaying wood logs, leaves, or humus soil.
  • The mushrooms may or may not grow in the same spot the following season, which makes the collection process more challenging.
  • Gucchi mushrooms are known to be one of the most expensive varieties of mushrooms.

Health benefits:

  • Gucchi mushrooms are rich in potassium, vitamins, and copper.
  • They are a good source of vitamin D and various B-vitamins.
  • The mushrooms are also high in antioxidants, which help prevent health issues such as heart diseases and diabetes by removing harmful reactive oxygen species from the body.

-Source: Down To Earth


December 2023