Mushrooms – The oldest Art of Nature

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A mushroom is the fleshy part of a fungus. Mushrooms normally grow above the ground. A mushroom has three main parts. They are a stem, a cap, and gills on the outside of the cap. Mushrooms also have spores on the gills. The color, smell, taste, habitat, juices released, and the season it grows is used to identify the different types of mushrooms.

There are several varieties of edible mushrooms. Button mushrooms are one of them. These mushrooms are dome-shaped. They have a mild flavor. These mushrooms are white or very light brown.

Chanterelle mushrooms are vase-shaped edible mushrooms. They come in yellow to orange colors. This variety of mushrooms is mostly used in French cuisine. 

Cremini mushrooms, also possess a cute name as “Baby Bella”!

Sounds amazing, huh!

Yeah, they are a great substitute for button mushrooms.

Shiitake mushrooms have an almost steak-like, meaty texture when cooked. They are also known as forest or Oak mushrooms.

Oyster Mushrooms have a velvety texture when cooked. They are also famous for their delicate flavor.

Enoki mushrooms are one of the most famous mushrooms. They are used in soups, sandwiches, and salads.

The largest edible mushrooms are called Portabello mushrooms. These mushrooms have an intense, meat-like flavor.

Porcini mushrooms are widely used in Tuscan recipes. They have a pungent smell and meaty texture when cooked.

Morel Mushrooms are one of the expensive types of mushrooms. It is a relative of the expensive truffle. Morel Mushrooms have a nutty, earthly flavor.

There are many health benefits of consuming mushrooms. Mushrooms are rich in Vitamin D, Zinc, and anti-oxidants. Consumption of mushrooms increases metabolism. Mushrooms are said to reduce cholesterol levels. These fungi also contain natural insulin.

Do you like mushrooms?

Which variety of mushrooms is your favorite?

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Nature’s oldest art indeed

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