“Lebanon Bioland Farms-Gourmet Mushrooms”
Portobello or Portabella Mushrooms is of Italian Origin & gets its
name from Portobello a town in Italy. Portobello’s are fully-grown brown
mushrooms, with a large, light tan cap; they grow stacked in specially designed
rooms with controlled temperature, humidity & fresh air. They are known to
be the largest of all domestic mushrooms. The Portobello meaning “Beautiful door”,
combines a beefy texture with a mildly earthy flavor. To say it is like
truffles because it does not have the nutty or deep woodsy taste of wild
mushrooms. As an eating experience, the Portobello is probably nearer to wild
mushroom, having a great taste, maintains its firmness when cooked & gives
your palate a different experience & is available in all seasons.
“Mushrooms grow 4% every hour that means they double in size every 24 hours!!”
Portobello Mushrooms in our Kitchen & Healthy Lifestyle!!
Portobello Mushrooms can be found all year round, can be purchased in wrapped trays, sliced & can be kept refrigerated in a paper bag for up to 7 days.
These delicious brown mushrooms have a meaty texture & delicious earthy taste. They can be grilled or deep fried. They go great for an appetizer, side dish or entrée.
Fresh mushrooms are making their mark!
Even though they look simple, mushrooms have a whole lot going for them in the nutrition department.
Because of their natural meatiness, Portobello mushrooms are great meat substitutes with no fat, sodium, Carbs, sugar or cholesterol.
To point out they are full of B Complex Vitamin, Minerals, Fiber & Vitamin D. Adding them to your diet makes a big difference. (4-5 Medium sized mushrooms-100g) provide important Vitamins & Minerals essentials for a healthy body & active lifestyle.
- Essential Nutrients
A half-cup serving of cooked sliced mushrooms has a mere 14 calories, no fat, 1 gram of fiber and is a source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium, niacin and pantothenic acid. Mushrooms are the only vegetables in the produce section with natural Vitamin D. Having all that goodness with little calories and fat!!
Fresh mushrooms contain a powerful antioxidant called L-ergothioneine. Ergothioneine is found in both raw and cooked mushrooms. Portobello and Crimini mushrooms have the most, followed by white button mushrooms.
Mushrooms offer both soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps to maintain good bowel health.
Mushrooms Have Vitamin D!!
Mushrooms are the only vegetable that contains Vitamin D, naturally. All other natural food sources of Vitamin D are of animal, poultry or seafood origin. Also, some foods, such as milk, orange juice and cereals may be fortified with Vitamin D.
“Cultivated mushrooms contain a plant sterol called ergo sterol, which is the precursor of Vitamin D². In fresh mushrooms, ergo sterol is stimulated to convert to Vitamin D² by ultraviolet light, either from sunlight or artificial lights.”
Written by Rana Zarour from The Small Garden
It all started when I was a kid and used to see my Grandma “Linda” cooking delicious food for us all, she used to enjoy it, it was her own world and I thought to myself back then that I want to experience her journey too. She travelled the world and experienced their tastes and specialties and shared them with us, now I want to share them with my generation and show them that food is fun, food is a journey that’ll take you different places & give you the best experience you’ll ever ask for; its an identity by itself you’ll get to capture along the way!!
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