Mushrooms are a popular food, and they are traditionally picked and eaten in Ukraine. However, every year there are tragic cases of mushroom poisoning. Among the mushrooms that grow in the forests are poisonous varieties that are extremely hazardous and can prove fatal. There are also conditionally poisonous varieties that require appropriate preparation to make them safe, as well as mushrooms that have absorbed hazardous environmental pollutants.
To keep yourself safe, remember the following rules:
Read the factsheet to find out more about mushrooms.