Cute as a button, and so useful in cooking. This will add depth and nutrition to your dish.
Most mushrooms produced in Australia are this white button type (Agaricus bisporus).
- Freshest in autumn, but available all year round.
- Good for stir fry, salads, sauces, soups.
- Store in paper bag in fridge crisper. Don't wash, just pat with paper towel before consuming.
Did you know?
Fresh mushrooms supply mainly B-group vitamins, including:
- riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacin, both of which contribute to the normal release of energy from food.
- pantothenic acid and biotin which both contribute to normal metabolism of fat.
They also have selenium, a mineral which contributes to the maintenance of hair and nails.
The mushroom is neither a fruit nor a vegetable, but the reproductive part of fungi. As all mushrooms come from a completely different living kingdom, it has a very different nutrition profile...including antioxidants and bioactive compounds that are not found in plants.