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    Dried mushrooms have several advantages over fresh. Dried mushrooms can be stored for longer periods of time, they are easily reconstituted and can be used in place of fresh mushrooms in most recipes. Wild mushroom varieties are not easily harvested and are perishable so drying helps makes them more readily available.

    The word mushroom refers only to edible fungi, belonging to a diverse group of organisms and microorganisms that are classified within their own kingdom as they are neither plant nor animal. 

    Mushrooms contain 2 to 4% protein and all the essential amino acids, making their protein complete. The range of amino acids is very large and generally includes rare and other similar nitrogen compounds. Dried mushrooms' energy value also varies according to species, which is about equal to that of an apple. On an average however, the protein value of the mushrooms is twice as that of asparagus and potatoes, four times as that of tomatoes and carrots, six times as that of oranges.

    For vegetarians, dried mushrooms make an ideal meat substitute. Mushrooms provide the best non-animal source of vitamin D and are a rich source of potassium and phosphorous. Most cultivated dried mushrooms contain vitamins C and K, and some vitamin E. They also have many of the B vitamins, including the B-complex vitamins - riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. About 5 raw button mushrooms for instance, contain 370 mg. of potassium and 104 mg. phosphorous. Dried Portabellas are an ideal food for those watching their waistlines: they contain no fat or sodium, are high in fiber, and low in calories (40 calories for a medium size). Also noteworthy is that dried mushrooms are very low in carbohydrates, making them ideal for diabetics and anemic persons, owing to their high folic acid content.

    A truly unique gift of nature, wild mushrooms are ancient foods that have been gathered and eaten throughout history, always linked with magic and myth from the time of early man. Their ability to appear suddenly overnight, their myriad of shapes, colors and gastronomic effects - ranging from aphrodisiac to poisonous - have bewitched and bewildered humankind for centuries. Common folk lore led mushrooms to be believed to hold many attributes ( the ancient scholar Dioscorides was convinced they were capable of spontaneous generation, a common notion throughout medieval times), so much so that they became integrated into important rituals and ceremonies.



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Dried Porcini Mushrooms - 1 lb. plastic bag

Dried Porcini Mushrooms - 1 lb. plastic bag

Porcini mushrooms have a chewy texture and a strong nutty-woodsy, sweet, and meaty taste. These sliced mushrooms are a rich brown color with hints of yellow. The dried Porcini mushroom's flavors are...


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Dried Porcini Mushrooms Powder - 454 g

Dried Porcini Mushrooms Powder - 454 g

Porchini mushrooms are dried then ground into a fine powder. This mushroom powder makes a convenient way to add the earthy flavor of mushrooms to a dish without a lot of fuss. Add the powder to...


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