Today in the leading role the 'King Stropharia', commonly known as the wine cap mushroom. This mushroom gets its name from the rich wine-red color and knows its origin in North America. The King Stropharia reaches 20 cm high and has a reddish brown rounded to flattened cap that can become 30 cm wide, therefor the name 'Garden Giant' or 'Godzilla Mushroom'. The gills have initially a pale color, then become gray and finally dark purple-brown. The firm flesh is white, as is the high stem that bears a wrinkled ring. King Stropharias have a delicious rich mushroomy flavor with undertones of potatoes and red wine and the stem has an asparagus-like texture. These delicious mushrooms are extremely low in sodium and calories, as well as fat and cholesterol free. They also contain iron, protein and calcium, making them a healthy addition to your meal.
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