Shiitake mushrooms have a robust, meaty flavour and a spongy texture. Most often used in Asian cooking, Shiitake mushrooms are delightful in stir-fries, soup and sauces. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Shiitake mushrooms have a robust, meaty flavour and a spongy texture. They are dark brown in colour, with pale brown gills. Most often used in Asian cooking, Shiitake mushrooms are delightful in stir-fries, soup and sauces. They should always be cooked before eating.
Choose firm, plump mushrooms that have a clean, dry surface. Avoid mushrooms that are wrinkled or have wet spots. Store mushrooms in a loosely closed brown paper bag on the lowest shelf in the fridge. Do not wash mushrooms before storing, instead, wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel to remove loose dirt before preparing.
Did you know? Shiitake mushrooms have been used for over 6,000 years in Chinese medicine, and current research shows why. These mushrooms contain compounds known to support the immune system and help protect against cardiovascular diseases. Add to that the fact that they contain plenty of vitamins B2, B5, B6 and D, as well as the healthy minerals copper, zinc, and potassium. Shiitake mushrooms are also an excellent source of iron, making them a perfect addition to a vegetarian diet.