How to cook Mushrooms
Mushrooms are often covered in soil – use kitchen paper or a brush to get it off, but don’t wash them under the tap. Mushrooms are delicious in risottos, stir-fries, sauces, casseroles and pies, or fried and served on toast for breakfast.
ARE MUSHROOMS A VEGETABLE?
Mushrooms are a fungus. Some species are tasty to eat, but others can be poisonous, so you need to be very careful if you go foraging!
DID YOU KNOW?
Some farmers grow certain species of mushroom in caves – this is because they are dark and always cool – the ideal conditions for many mushroom varieties.
Mushrooms are mysterious – scientists still can’t work out what makes many of them grow. As a result, we can’t farm these types, and have to pick them in the wild, which means they’re very expensive to buy.
What are the health benefits?
Mushrooms are a great source of essential B vitamins, which help our metabolisms function so we can use the energy and nutrients from the food we eat.