Unlike other mushrooms, Gucchi cannot be cultivated commercially and have to be collected from the wild.
They grow best during the rains, but it can take months before enough can be collected.
Gucchi grows in the Himalayan and Kashmir region after a period of snowfall.
Morel Mushrooms have a tremendous medicinal value due to the concentrated presence of Iron, Vitamins D & B apart from their highly antioxidant properties.
Gucchi Mushrooms also are known to be rich in proteins and other similar body-building nutrients.
We offer the finest quality of the most authentic morel mushroom procured right from the wilderness of Kashmir. These mushrooms are then sun-dried to perfection.
Finally managed to get my hands on the famous Kashmiri mushroom, known in Kashmir as ‘kani’ghitch’ and in rest of the world as ‘Gucchi’, the one that is believed to be found only on high mountain tops but only by one who is white of heart and/or dark of skin.
The morel mushrooms sell at a rate almost at par with Gold. Eating it is almost like eating gold. I tell my father this must be the first time even he has held them. He gives me a ‘You crazy! your magaz dalmit!’ look and says,’You have had them before. When you were a kid, I bought them once from Handwara.
How to Use Guchchi Mushrooms :
Guchchi mushrooms are required to be soaked first in hot water for removing any sand/dirt particles.
They add a great falvor when added to pulaos.
Benefit- Vitamin D, Protection against drug side effects, Antioxidants, Liver protection, Immune system activity.
Quality – A fine quality in Smaller size.
Quantity – 100gm.