Did you know that “The National Mushroom Day is celebrated on October 15. Mushrooms are fleshy fruiting bodies of several species of fungi. Some mushrooms are edible and are used extensively in cooking. They are particularly valued by vegetarians due to their high nutritional value.

There are different kinds of edible mushrooms that are either cultivated of harvested wild. Mushroom hunting is popular in some countries, but it might not be completely safe. First of all, some edible mushrooms can be confused with toxic ones. Secondly, mushrooms are like a sponge, they easily absorb harmful substances from soil and air.

That is why most people prefer to buy commercially cultivated mushrooms in supermarkets. The most common cultivated edible mushroom is Agaricus bisporus also known as common mushroom, white mushroom, button mushroom, table mushroom, and champignon mushroom.

Mushrooms are notable for their high nutritional value. Mushrooms are sometimes considered the “meat” of vegetable world due to high protein content, although they are not vegetables. They also contain B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, and zinc. Mushrooms are able to produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

To celebrate the National Mushroom Day, learn a new mushroom recipe and surprise your family with a tasty meal.”

Read more here, here and here

Here’s a few recipe suggestions

Lemon Garlic Pork Steaks with Mushrooms, low carb and gluten free

Greek Style Roasted Mushrooms with Red Pepper, Herbs and Feta, low carb dish

Mushroom Bourguignon with Celeriac Mash, a vegetarian choice

I wonder which recipe suggestion you may try?

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy … but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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