Mushrooms

Did You Know?

Mushrooms are the spore-bearing bodies of large underground fungal growths and at least one colony in the wild hase been documented to be 2,400 years old.

Nutrition Facts

Mushrooms are low-calorie and are a good source of B vitamins, selenium, copper, and potassium.

Shopping and Storage

Choose firm mushrooms with uniform color. Mushrooms with soft spots or obvious damaged areas should be avoided.

Keep mushrooms in the refrigerator crisper. Keep them partially covered, but it’s not a good idea to store packaged mushrooms without venting in the package. Fresh mushrooms should be used within three days.

Preparation

Mushrooms are great in soups or chopped into a salad. They can also make a great stir-fry addition or a side dish.

Recipes: Grilled Gorgonzola Polenta with Portobello Ragout and Sage, Warm Roasted Beet and Portobello Salad