Mushrooms Matter

Mushrooms Matter

So Much Fungi

Sep 24, 2020
  It shouldn’t be a surprise that humble mushrooms, fungi that feed on decaying matter, are such a popular ingredient throughout many of the world’s cuisines. After all, mold and yeast, two basic fungi, are responsible for turning milk into blue cheese, wheat into bread and, of course, grape juice…
National Mushroom Month is celebrated each year throughout the month of September. During the time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture takes advantage of the opportunity to educate people on the versatility mushrooms offer, including health benefits. As a result, mushrooms are gaining more and more appreciation as we learn more…
  Fungus can cure disease - 1929 Penicillin, an antibiotic was produced from a mold called ‘Penicillium Chrysogenum’ that is also a fungus. Fungi cell walls are made of chitin, not cellulose like plants. Mushrooms are more like people than plants. They have their own immune system that can produce…
Instances of chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis are on the rise. Healthy diet and lifestyle choices have continuously been shown as a means of preventing chronic illness. Mushrooms Canada commissioned a Registered Dietician to prepare a set of health sheets that discuss the role fresh mushrooms…
Mushrooms are good for you! Adding four to five medium sized mushrooms (100 g) to your diet provides important vitamins and minerals, essential for a healthy body and active lifestyle.Mushrooms are a source of: B Complex Vitamins – Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin,…
Affordable, nutritious and delicious, fresh mushrooms are making their mark. Even though they look simple, mushrooms have a whole lot going for them in the nutrition department.Essential Nutrients A half-cup serving of cooked sliced mushrooms has a mere 14 calories, virtually no fat, 1 gram of fibre and is a…
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