mushroomsLike chicken, mushrooms are culinary chameleons that acquire the taste of any spices added to them. But the most fun part is that they are easy to cook as well.

Fresh mushrooms have proven themselves to be one of the most versatile and perfect meal partners, whether it’s a scrumptious salad, zesty pasta, savory chicken, mouth watering steak or pizza— fresh mushrooms go with just about anything.

They can be eaten raw, sautéed, boiled, baked, grilled or pickled. Mushrooms can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The distinctive flavor and texture of mushrooms makes them a fantastic choice to add to any of your favorite savory dishes. Toss some buttons mushrooms in a salad, slice a few and sauté them for breakfast, or add to your spaghetti Bolognese sauce. They are also great on kebabs, added to pie fillings, served as a sauce with your favorite steak.

But don’t let the humble mushroom fool you. Hidden beneath its creamy white dome is a powerhouse of natural flavor and goodness. Neither a vegetable nor a fruit, mushrooms are a fungus that is unique in flavor. One of the great things about them is that there is practically no waste, so you get exactly what you have paid for.

Health food
Mushrooms are low in kilojoules and have virtually no fat, so they are perfect for weight control. They are also filling which means that they will curb your appetite; great news if you are trying to cut back on your food intake for weight loss. Mushrooms are packed full of antioxidants. As you know, antioxidants help to keep the body healthy. Mushrooms are the only non animal food to contain vitamin D. This vitamin is both important for your brain and nervous system functions. The B12 found in mushrooms is easy for your body to absorb.