Mushrooms - are so much more than just a squeaky, slimy vegetable!
Mushrooms you either love them or hate them! Those that are not a fan
often refer to them as being a squeaky slimy vegetable as they seem to
believe that they squeak when they eat them :)
“Naturally high in protein and low in calories and fat ”
High in folic acid - great for mums to be
Rich in B vitamins - promotes healthy skin and hair
Phosphorus -required for strong teeth and bones
Potassium - promotes healthy blood pressure
Selenium - helps to promote a healthy thyroid gland
Did you know that Mushrooms are really high in protein so they are a greatway to help you feel fuller for longer without adding on the calories. They are so versatile as you can eat them raw or cooked and are great slicedinto a salad or just for bulking out a casserole. More importantly it issaid that mushrooms contain pro-rata more antioxidants than any othervegetable source in the world.
“ Storing your mushrooms correctly is key. Mushrooms should be stored in the refrigerator in either a paper bag or in paper towels. If stored in plastic bags or containers the humidity affects them causing them to go ‘off’ and they can become slimy in texture. Freezing: either slice or whole – but ensure they are frozen whilst not touching otherwise they will freeze as one mass. Once frozen individually they can then be stored in the freezer together.”
White: quiet bland in flavour, gets it’s white colour because it’s grown in the dark
Brown (sometimes known as chestnut): More flavour than the white variety
Portobello: This is a fully matured chestnut mushroom, ideal for being stuffed
Oyster: gets its name from its shape, comes in 5 colours (brown, grey, blue, pink & yellow). Ideal for pasta and risotto’s
Shiitake: traditionally from Japan. Great in sauces, soups and stir fries
Enoki: thin white sweet fruity flavour that has a slight crunch – ideal for salads (use as an alternative to bean sprouts in a salad)
Cèpe or Porcini: Comes in 3 colours – Yellow, brown or dark red brown. Has a meaty texture and is excellent in deep flavoured sauces.
Truffles: Most expensive mushroom in the world. Comes in two colours black & white (white being the most expensive). Very strong flavour, white variety can be eaten raw whilst the black variety must be cooked. Best stored in a tub of dry rice.