- Santa Cruz Fungi
Black Trumpet Mushroom
Common Names: Horn of Plenty, Trompette de la Mort, Trombetta dei Morti, Trumpet of the Dead, Black Chanterelle
Truffle-like, Floral, Smoky Flavor
West Coast - North America
Edible Wild Mushroom
~ 7 days
Funnel-shaped - Deep purple, grey, brown
Black Trumpet Mushroom Health Benefits
Black trumpets are an edible mushroom that’s nutritious and delicious! Their potential health benefits make them worth adding to your meal planning. Did you know their packed with protein, phenols, flavonoids, vitamin c, polyunsaturated fatty acids, beta-carotene, and lycopene? Let’s dive into more details: Rich in Nutrients: Black trumpet mushrooms are low in calories but high in essential nutrients such as fiber, protein, potassium, copper, vitamin D, and selenium. They also contain antioxidants that help to protect cells from damage.
Boost Immunity: Contain beta-glucans, which are complex carbohydrates that can stimulate the immune system and help fight off infections.
Anti-inflammatory: Have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the body and alleviate symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and allergies.
Support Heart Health: A good source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure and support heart health. They are also low in sodium and cholesterol, making them a heart-healthy food.
Aid in Digestion: Their high fiber content can help promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation. Fiber also helps to feed beneficial gut bacteria, which are important for overall gut health.
Potential Anti-Cancer Properties: Research suggests that these mushrooms may have anti-cancer properties, possibly due to their antioxidant and immune-boosting effects.
How To Store Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Keep your black trumpet mushrooms in the fridge, inside the wax paper bag. They'll keep fresh for about 7 days.
If you don't plan on eating them within the 7-day window, we recommend:
Cooking then storing in the freezer.
Drying in a dehydrator.
Drying in the oven at its lowest setting for 2 hours. Flip them halfway through.
Pro Tip #1 → Dried black trumpet mushrooms can be rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 20 minutes or by tossing them in a simmering soup!
Pro Tip #2 → Store mushrooms towards the top of the fridge. Avoid the veggie drawer, it's often too cold for them!
How To Prepare Black Trumpet Mushrooms
IMPORTANT: They must be thoroughly washed before using in a recipe!
Black trumpets are prone to getting pine needles or grit stuck in their funnels.
Tear in half vertically to break up folded areas.
Put strips in large bowl filled with cold water. Gently swish around to loosen bits. Allow grit to settle to the bottom.
Remove with loose fingers keeping bits in bowl. Gently squeeze out excess water. Repeat up to 4x but usually once is enough. Now they’re ready to sauté (or whatever your favorite recipe calls for)!
Mushroom Hunting for Black Trumpet Mushrooms (Black Chanterelles)
Craterellus cornucopioides and craterellus fallax are a mycorrhizal type mushroom, meaning they have a symbiotic relationship with the roots of many plants. Mushroom hunters typically find these trumpet-shaped fungi growing deep in the hillsides on the forest floor, near beech or oak leaf litter. They never fruit directly on trees! Fresh black trumpets can be found throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Korea
Black Trumpet Mushroom Recipes We LovE
Black trumpets are a California delicacy. They have a very pleasant floral scent and cook to have a subtle truffle-like woodsy flavor. Their purple-blackish color give any dish a deep beautiful color.