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Sunshine, mushroom and vitamin-D

Our body needs vitamin D to maintain a balance of calcium and phosphate, which is responsible for the health of the bones. Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of developing rickets and osteoporosis and is also very important for the functioning of the immune system, the central nervous system and muscle development. Plus, there is […]

Protein content of mushrooms

Protein is an essential nutrient for the body, an essential source of energy and nutrients. We make our own proteins by breaking the food we eat into its elements, amino acids, and making new proteins out of it. So we need these elements, the amino acids. Proteins play an important role in tissue formation (muscles, […]

Umami, the fifth taste

Umami is one of the five basic taste categories in food, along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter. It was first discovered and defined in Japan in 1908 and loosely translates from Japanese to mean “delicious” or “savory.” Speaking more technically, umami is the flavor sensation that occurs when taste responders on your tongue detect […]

What is The Blend?

The Blend is a cooking technique that combines chopped mushrooms with ground meat to make meals more delicious, nutritious and sustainable. The Blend can be used in all of your favorite recipes: burgers, tacos, meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, meatballs and more! Chop your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of ground meat.*Optional: Prior to […]

The humble mushroom is the newest superfood

Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni. In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of what they don’t contribute to the diet; […]

Blend mushrooms into burgers

The Mushroom Council and Sodexo hope to encourage children to eat more produce by introducing “Blend Burgers” and expanding the Eat Brighter marketing campaign into school cafeterias. Sodexo announced in February that it would switch the all beef burgers sold as its 250 K-12 school disctrict accounts nationwide to a meat and mushroom Blend Burger […]

Baked Mushroom Sandals

As sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attire. Over the past three years, the fashion industry has started paying attention to biodegradable and renewable fabrics. Last year, Salvatore Ferragamo used a citrus byproduct material that feels like silk for a collection of shirts, dresses and pants; Philippines-based AnanasAnam created […]

The Top 21 Food Trends of 2021

Yearly trends in dining and cooking can be difficult to predict, and the food trends in 2021 are no exception. But after a stressful 2020, many people have turned to food more than ever as a means of comfort, wellbeing and community. Let’s see what will be the TOP ingredients! Herbs, Roots and Mushrooms There […]

Creamy mushroom and onion sauce

Creamy mushroom and onion sauce Ingredients: 300 g mixed mushrooms (chestnut mushroom, oyster mushroom, shiitake) 1 carrot 1 onion 1 spring onion 200 ml cooking cream 2 tablespoons flour 1 large clove of garlic parsley olive oil, salt and pepper Preparation: Put the diced onions and sliced carrots in a heated hot pan over a […]