Morel mushrooms, the true jewels of spring, are at their best plucked from the ground, brushed free of dirt and eaten raw.
The answer is false. Morels are not to be eaten raw or consumed in large quantities because they contain a mildly toxic substance, which is destroyed in cooking. It is possible for some people to have an allergic reaction to morels. As with all new food, if you are consuming it for the first time a moderate amount is recommended.