Friday, September 6, 2013

Mushroom Month -Different Types


Flavor

They have a fairly mild taste and blend well with almost anything. Their flavor intensifies when cooked.

Preparation

They can be sautéed or cooked any way or enjoyed raw in salads.

Uses

Try them sliced and sautéed on pizza, in pasta, on quesadillas or cheeseburgers.

Nutrition

A serving of 4-5 white mushrooms provides 18 calories, 0 grams of fat and 3 grams of carbohydrates, yet is a good source of the antioxidant selenium; the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid; and copper. And mushrooms have close to 300 mg of potassium per serving, an important nutrient that many Americans do not get enough of. White buttons also contain 2.8 mg of the antioxidant ergothioneine and 15 IU of vitamin D.




Flavor

Criminis have a deeper, earthier flavor than whites.

Preparation

Sauté, broil, microwave or cook almost any way.

Uses

Their hearty, full-bodied taste makes them an excellent addition to beef, wild game and vegetable dishes.

Nutrition

A serving of 4-5 crimini mushrooms provides 23 calories, 0 grams of fat and 4 grams of carbohydrates, yet is an excellent source of the antioxidant selenium, the B vitamin riboflavin and copper; and a good source of potassium, phosphorus and B vitamins niacin and pantothenic acid. Criminis also contain 4.9 mg of the antioxidant ergothioneine.





Flavor

They have a deep, meat-like texture and flavor.

Preparation

Portabellas can be grilled, broiled or roasted and served as appetizers, entrees or side dishes.

Uses

Their hearty taste and texture makes them a flavorful vegetarian alternative – grill and serve them as “burgers” on toasted buns.

Nutrition

One medium Portabella cap provides 22 calories, 0 grams of fat and 4 grams of carbohydrates, yet it is an excellent source of the B vitamin riboflavin; and a good source of the antioxidant selenium, potassium, phosphorus, the B vitamins niacin and pantothenic acid and copper. Portabellas also contain 4.3 mg of the antioxidant ergothioneine.

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