Morchella Elata

Common Names: Black Morel, True Morel, Morel Mushroom









Black morel mushrooms, scientifically known as Morchella elata, are a highly sought-after variety of edible fungus celebrated for their distinctive taste and unique appearance. With a deep, honeycomb-like surface that appears almost burnt or charred, black morels possess an inky cap that sets them apart visually from other morel varieties. Their earthy, smoky flavor and meaty texture have made them a favorite among gourmet chefs and foragers alike. Found predominantly in North America, these elusive mushrooms tend to emerge in the spring, often flourishing in forested areas recently affected by wildfires. As with all wild mushrooms, extreme caution must be exercised when foraging, due to the potential danger of misidentification.



Distinctive nutty flavor, especially when cooked



A unique chewy texture when cooked



A rich, earthy aroma

Physical Characteristics


Conical, dark, honeycombed


No gills, has pits

Look Alike Species

look alike species


Morchella Esculenta



Differences:Morchella Esculenta has a more rounded cap, and the ridges and pits on the cap are more irregular compared to the elongated, regular pattern of Morchella Elata.

Nutrition Facts (Raw)

Serving Size g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6 g1%
Saturated Fat 0 g0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 21 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.1 g2%
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g10%
Total Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 3.1 g6%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0.1 mg 8%
B2 0.2 mg 15%B3 2.3 mg 14%
B6 0.1 mg 6%B9 9 µg 2%
B12 0 mg 0%Vit C 3 mg 3%
Vit D 206 µg 1030%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 43 mg 3%
Copper 0.6 mg 67%Iron 12.2 mg 68%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0.6 mg 26%
Phosph. 194 mg 16%Pot. 411 mg 9%
Selenium 2.2 µg 4%Zinc 2 mg 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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