Its scientific name is calocybe gambosa, but commonly is known by diverse names like small dog, Saint George’s mushroom or spring mushroom. It is an edible mushroom very appreciated in the north of Spain and also in the region of Babia, where there is a mycological Association that drives the management of the mushrooms of San Jorge and regulates in a sustainable way the collection, since it is a mushroom highly appreciated gastronomically And reaches high prices in the market.
It is called the San Jorge mushroom because it is visible from April 23 for its forests and prairies and the collection of this mushroom is an economic income in the area. In Babia is considered as a real delicacy, it becomes an attraction for restaurants and gastronomy in general. She is the queen of the northern mushrooms, the best mushroom of the beginning of the year. It has health benefits, produces a hypoglycemic effect, making it a natural remedy for diabetes.