MUSHROOMS: The Ultimate Superfood
Mushrooms are one of the greatest superfoods for a wide variety of reasons. Not only are they available and grown all year long, they are packed with essential nutrients, antioxidants and fibre.
￼Recent studies show that mushrooms can help with blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, weight management and boosting your immune system. With their low calories and high nutrients, you don’t have to sacrifice good taste for something that’s good for you.
Mushrooms are so versatile that you can even blend them with your meat. If you cut out half the amount of meat your recipe calls for and replace it with finely chopped mushrooms, you’ll get a serving of vegetables and lower the cholesterol, fat content and calories of the meal.
Blending mushrooms and meat together can lighten up your favourite recipes, like burgers, spaghetti and tacos. Finely chopped mushrooms look so similar and blend seamlessly with ground meat, so classics can be satisfying without sacrificing taste or texture.
By using the blend-and-extend technique, you can also stretch your grocery budget.