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Mushroom Facts

Mushroom facts and general information about mushrooms.

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Mushrooms are Available:

Available year round

How Do Mushrooms Grow:

Mushrooms are a fungi that grows in dirt. Only buy mushrooms from the grocery store or a reputable market. Never eat wild mushrooms.

What to Look for When Buying Mushrooms:

Buy mushrooms that are dry. Avoid damp, dark or soft mushrooms.

Mushroom Facts - Storage Tips:

Store on a shelf in the fridge

How to Cook with Mushrooms:

Sauté with butter and use in recipes. Make stuffed mushrooms. Add in main dishes or side dishes.

Mushroom Nutrition Facts:

Mushrooms are low in calories. They are high in B vitamins including riboflavin, (healthy skin and vision) niacin (healthy nervous and digestive system) and selenium. (healthy immune system)

Mushroom Recipes: 

Stroganoff with Mushrooms

Mushroom Cheese Sandwich

Portobello Mushroom Salad

3 Tablespoons of olive oil, divided
2 Cups Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 Cups mixed greens, torn
1 Cup of mozzarella cheese, cubed
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Place 1 Tablespoon of the oil into a skillet.
Place the skillet over medium heat and allow the oil to heat.
Stir in the mushrooms and red pepper.
Cook the mushrooms, stirring almost constantly, for 2 minutes.
Place the torn greens into a salad bowl.
Add the mushrooms and mozzarella cheese tossing to combine.
In a small bowl whisk together the remaining oil and vinegar until well blended.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Mushroom Bacon Burgers

4 slices bacon
onion, chopped or pureed
1 small can mushrooms, drained and chopped
1 lb. ground hamburger
1 lb. pork sausage
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
Black pepper
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Cook bacon and drain on paper towel. Set aside. Cook onion and mushrooms in bacon grease. In mixing bowl, add hamburger and sausage. Blend together. Sprinkle with cheese, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add onion, bacon and mushrooms. Combine together. Form into patties and grill.

Kids Cooking Video: Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom Cooking Ideas

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