Mushrooms: Star or sidekick, they're delicious.

Mushrooms aren't just great in the fall and winter--from burgers to "chicken" nuggets to salads, and from grilled to sautéed, they bring a flavorful, meaty juiciness to summer food, too. Mushrooms boost your immune system, help prevent cancer, and provide a variety of important nutrients like B vitamins, iron, and protein—their uniquely healthful properties border on magical, some might say.

Here's just a few of our favorite mushrooms you'll typically find in our Produce department.

Shiitakes are packed with B vitamins and have anti-cancer and anti-fungal properties. They discourage inflammation, and help stabilize blood pressure and protect against free radicals. Shiitakes add flavor and nutrition to soups and sautés alike.

Maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese. They support normal cell growth and healthy glycemic balance. Delicious sliced and pan-fried or grilled, then doused in butter! 

Lion’s Mane mushrooms support the brain and nervous system. Like maitakes, these clumping mushrooms have no cap and no stem. Some say they have a seafood-like flavor—and others love to slice and pan-fry them for a chicken nugget-like treat. Cook them slowly to cook off their moisture, or roast them on the grill!

Portabella mushrooms are grown-up criminis. These big mushrooms support healthy metabolism, nervous system, and blood pressure. Pan-fried or grilled, they’re famous for subbing as delicious vegetarian steaks or burgers, and they can also be sliced and added to sauces, salads, and sautés.

Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015

Category: In The Co-op

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