Nowadays there are so many different types of mushrooms available in our Farmers Markets and Supermarkets etc. I have read many articles that quote.
“They are a good source of the many B Vitamins which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and play a key role in the nervous system ...
Importantly, in the absence of sunlight or supplements, eating mushrooms is a good way to up your vitamin D levels. They are the only vegetarian food source of vitamin D, because ergosterols in mushrooms convert to vitamin D when exposed to light. There is always strong feelings and thoughts about Vitamin D deficiency, which is thought to be quite widespread in Britain.
Research also suggests that mushrooms may have anti-cancer properties, thanks to their rich array of phytochemicals and unique nutrient profile”….
These are words taken from a variety of articles available on the internet, not mine, so if you should require more information please have a read around the many articles available.
Having mushrooms in the house is second nature to me, as is having eggs in the house, but a word of warning, I know some people do go mushroom picking in local woods and fields but I would stress this can be incredibly dangerous, if you don’t know your mushrooms, as some can be poisonous …I play safe and buy from my local supermarket.
Have a think about how you could incorporate mushrooms into your menu plans. You could for instance use a grilled portobello mushroom in place of a bun for turkey or beef burgers. Or how about a medley of sauted mushrooms, they are just mouth-wateringly delicious.
Or how about this easy recipe idea, pictured above, It's Portobello mushrooms with pate and cheddar cheese. This can work well as a starter, snack or a main course served with a salad...