Let’s face it: blue is not the most appetising color. And yet, some say the Indigo Milk Cap is actually pretty tasty.
Appearing in coniferous forests after heavy rainfall, this species of fungi oozes milky blue latex when sliced. Again, not the most mouthwatering in theory. Still, the Indigo Milk Cap, or Lactarius indigo, is fully edible and sold in rural markets in China, Guatemala and Mexico. Apparently, the flavor isn’t unlike a portobello mushroom.
But be careful out there - of all the wild mushrooms that carry this blue pigment, the Indigo Milk Cap is one of the only ones that is safe to eat. And don’t worry, there’s no hallucinogenic here: the only trip you’ll be taking is to the shop to buy some less-offensive food colouring.