Mushrooms are conspicuous umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies of specific fungi that produce spores. Not all mushrooms can be picked and tasted. Only certain varieties, such as the button, oyster, porcini and chanterelles, are edible and consuming non-edible mushrooms can lead to vomiting, stomach pain or even death in some situations, as in the case of the death cap mushroom.
All types of edible mushrooms contain certain quantities of protein, fiber, B vitamins and powerful antioxidants and are consumed for their numerous health benefits.
Cook Tasty, Tangy Mushrooms
Swap the Burger: Burger lovers can swap the greasy burger for a grilled Portobello on a bun with other veggies. The meaty texture satisfies your taste buds as well as your health.
Freeze: Sauté fresh mushrooms and freeze them for up to a month. Take care to never freeze uncooked toadstools.
Mushroom Chips: Want to munch on some tasty snacks without compromising on your health quotient? Bake some mouth-watering mushroom chips with some oregano dressing.
Sandwich Twist: Replace meat with nutritious Portobello mushroom on your sandwich for an inexpensive meal. Sandwich is one food that contains enormous amounts of carbon footprints. Read more on the different sandwiches that have different carbon footprints at www.firsteatright.com.
Add Mushrooms to Every Dish: Toss few mushrooms in your soups, sabjis or lasagnas to incorporate nutrients with minimum calories, zero fat and no cholesterol.
Mushrooms with Eggs: Beat some eggs and blend them with chopped mushrooms to make ‘mushroom scrambled eggs’ within five minutes to help you during the busy morning hours.
Roasted Mushrooms: Roasting doesn’t literally mean deep frying in oil. Brush mushrooms with oil and bake them in the oven stirring them occasionally to enjoy a yummy treat. Use crushed salt, pepper, oregano and chili flakes to spice them up.
Grill and Broil: Grilled mushrooms are best enjoyed over breezy dinners and weekend gettogethers.
Sauté: Sauté mushrooms in minimum oil in a pan and cook them until brown. Use these meaty delicacies in any dish of your choice.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.