What is witches butter?
Witches butter is an edible wild fungi. Nutritionally, it is made up of polysaccarides (carbohydrates) and is being studied for it’s immune boosting properties. If you get stuck out in the forest it’s one of the few edible mushrooms that can be eaten raw.
Always grows on dead wood and is commonly called a ‘jelly fungus’ because of it’s texture. It tastes like gummy bears without the flavour.
There are two genus that are common in BC, Tremella and
Dacrymyces (chrysospermus) both are edible but grow on different types of wood (hardwood vs conifer).