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Literally Just A Whole Post Dedicated To Mushrooms

They're delicious, and that's a FACT. Get more mushies in your life with recipe inspiration from Australian Mushrooms.

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OK, let's get one thing sorted first: What even is a mushroom?

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1. Well, it’s not actually a fruit OR a vegetable. It’s a fungi. Crazy, right?

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2. Mushrooms come from a mystical-sounding place known as the "Third Food Kingdom," and they have a completely different nutrient profile to fruits and vegetables.

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3. They're naturally super low in fat and carbs and have loads of B vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

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Which makes them great for your cholesterol and weight management, and they help to keep your hair and skin healthy.

4. They have a unique "umami" flavour thanks to their natural glutamates.

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This means less salt is needed to get that deep, deep savoury taste.

5. Button, cup, and flat mushrooms are actually all the same variety, just picked at different stages of growth.

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MIND. BLOWN.

6. And the same goes for big ol' portobella mushrooms. They're just cute lil' Swiss brown mushrooms all grown up!

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7. The earthy and rich flavour of bigger mushrooms, such as flats and portobellas, make them a delicious substitute for meat.

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They're also the only known non-animal source of Vitamin B12.

8. Or you can even blitz them up and combine them with mince to give your meals a nutrient boost.

Just when you thought spag bol couldn't get any better. Here's a speedy recipe to try.
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Just when you thought spag bol couldn't get any better. Here's a speedy recipe to try.

9. While they're usually grown in the dark, mushies are sometimes exposed to sunlight on purpose to trigger the production of Vitamin D.

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You can reach your entire daily vitamin D requirement with just a 100g serve of these mushrooms.

10. Mushrooms keep best when stored in a loose paper bag in the bottom of the fridge.

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11. There's no need to wash or peel mushrooms – a gentle wipe with a damp cloth will do the trick.

Lots of the goodness is in the skin too. Lazy cooks rejoice!
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Lots of the goodness is in the skin too. Lazy cooks rejoice!

12. And since you can eat both the cap AND the stem, there's absolutely zero waste involved.

Plus, the food used to grow mushrooms is made of organic matter including wheat straw and poultry litter.
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Plus, the food used to grow mushrooms is made of organic matter including wheat straw and poultry litter.

All facts provided by Australian Mushrooms.

There's a lot to love about mushrooms. Add more to your everyday meals with Australian Mushrooms.