Mushrooms- veggie or fungi?
Although mushrooms aren’t made of meat, they aren’t necessarily a vegetable in the traditional sense either. Confused? Well, mushrooms are in fact in a category called “fungi”. This basically means that it doesn’t thrive off light like vegetables, but instead grows in dark, damp conditions and releases spores to ensure more mushrooms grow.
Mushrooms are great for us because they naturally contain MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) which is part of the salt in amino acids. This helps your body recognise and use proteins so that you can get the most out of the mushrooms that you eat!
Mushrooms are rich in the famous umami flavoring (a savory flavoring which is synonymous with Japanese cuisine). Not only does it have such a distinct flavor and the versatility to be added to different dishes, the mushroom is also packed full of many health benefits. These include support for your immune system, antioxidants to help with metabolism, and anti inflammatory prevention which help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.
8 scrumptious recipes with mushrooms
- Stuffed mushroom recipes
- Mushroom sauce recipes
- Portabella mushroom burgers
- Marinated and grilled mushrooms
- Mushroom curry recipes
- Mushroom pilaf recipes
- Mushroom soup recipes
- Sauteed mushroom recipes
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