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Mushrooms

Photo credits (left to right): Photo credits (top to bottom): Flickr: Stan Dalone; Flickr: Dawn Endico; Flickr: Rubber Dragon

Foods Included

Button, Portobello, Shiitake, Crimini, Oyster, fresh and dried, Chanterelle mushroom, Enoki mushrooms, Morel mushrooms, Mushrooms

Description

A mushroom is the fleshy body of an edible fungus. It typically grows above ground on soil or on its food source. Mushrooms have a meaty texture and are sometimes used in place of meat in dishes.

Buy It

  • Choose mushrooms that are dry and firm.

Store It

  • Mushrooms spoil quickly and will only stay good for 1-2 days in the fridge.
  • Do not store at room temperature.

Why It's Great

  • B Vitamins helps our cells grow and stay healthy.
  • Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. Our body also absorbs Vitamin D from the sun.
  • Potassium, a type of electrolyte, helps build muscle and keeps your heart healthy.
  • Copper helps your body utilize iron, maintain bone health, and promote healthy skin and hair.
  • Selenium protects our cells from damage, helps reduce joint inflammation, and keeps our thyroid healthy.

Try It

Mushroom Quiche
1 hr 15 mins
Portobello Pizzas
35 mins
Fuzzy Gourd Stuffed with Pork and Mushrooms
50 mins
Chinese Winter Melon Chicken Soup
40 mins
Lotus Root Mushroom Vegetarian Soup
3 hrs 10 mins
Mushroom-Stuffed Squash
1 hr