Morchella esculenta Fr., Morchellaceae
One of the finest tasting wild foods, yellow morels emerge in Saskatchewan in the spring, following the emergence of black morels by two weeks. Yellow morels are creamy yellow and their scent is distinctively earthy. They are prized by gourmet chefs, valued for their uniquely delicate taste, and revered by the true wild-edible enthusiast.
Yellow morels are an excellent source of protein, fibre, minerals, and vitamins. Based on the Doctrine of Signatures, morels may be particularly excellent for your brain health. Wild edible mushrooms have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-reducing properties. They enhance the immune system and they assist in reducing blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
We wild-harvest our yellow morels from late-May through mid-June in northern Saskatchewan.