Mushrooms: Calories

High in protein and low in calories, mushrooms that have been grown in natural sunlight are rich in vitamin D. Often categorized as a vegetable, mushrooms are actually a type of fungi. If you pick mushrooms yourself, be careful. Some wild mushrooms can be poisonous. Check out our Mushroom Chart below for more nutritional information.


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Types of Mushrooms and Healthy, Creative Meal Ideas

Mushrooms are a type of fungi often categorized with vegetables and enjoyed around the world. There is even a taste sensation dedicated to it, called “umami.” This describes the meatiness of foods that the palette picks up on. From many different sizes, colors, and shapes, there is a wide range available. Some of these include oyster mushrooms, portobello, button, shitake, and crimini, which are all prominent varieties you may see in the supermarket or at the farmer’s market.

Already a healthy option on its own, there are countless ways to get creative with mushrooms for some meal ideas. Maybe this involves using it as a side dish to the main dish, such as grilling them with herbs and a garlic butter sauce or having it as a main focal point of the meal, such as teriyaki mushroom stir-fry. Some healthy strategies surrounding this food is the method of cooking it, where the lower calorie and healthiest versions will be sautéing, boiling, grilling, and baking them, as opposed to frying or having them coated in batter. With so mush-room to get inspired with, what are some ways you plan to add this vegetable to your meals this week?

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