Lactarius Deliciosus (Saffron Milk Cap)


Lactarius Deliciosus, commonly known as Saffron Milk Cap, is found in various regions across Europe, North America, and Asia. These mushrooms have a vibrant orange to red cap with orange milk that exudes when cut. Belonging to the Russulaceae family, they typically grow in association with pine and birch trees in acidic soils. Saffron Milk Caps cannot be cultivated commercially due to their mycorrhizal relationship with trees. They are prized for their peppery, slightly nutty flavor and are often used in soups, stews, and risottos.