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Not all Mushrooms are created or grown equal.

I was at the Farmer's Market today and learned something new (to me) about mushrooms and it sparked my interest so I dug deeper to bring you more information about the wonderful little fungus. 

In commercial farms the spores are implanted into logs or hardwood sawdust bags/logs where they mature into tree mushrooms. They are grown in a finely controlled environment of around 70 degrees F and over 90% humidity. 

Because they are not grown in manure you do not have to wash them as well - no dirt. I still rinse mine. 

Low in calories and fat but rich in nutrients, like B vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber.

There are many varieties of tree mushrooms with some of the most popular having medicinal properties and are sought after for their health-improving benefits.

Here are some of the recognized health benefits.

  • boost and support the immune system.

  • High anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Help lower cholesterol levels, and reduce cardiovascular risk.

  • May help regulate blood sugar levels and support overall health.

Did you know that "take" means mushroom in Japanese...

Mushrooms can be included in everyday dishes, substituted for meat, and added to soups, stir-fries, omelets, and more. 

You can find them in upscale markets, specialty stores, and Farmers' Markets.



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