Mushrooms can definitely upgrade any of our meals. Picking them can be so much fun, but watch out! We need to be super careful and study the matter, some are poisonous and you need to know what you are doing very well! Luckily, there are people out there “cultivating” them for us, so we can get them fresh, dried or canned in any store. Of course, fresh or dried are best. Luckily we can have fresh mushrooms all year round in most American states. Pennsylvania is the biggest producer of Edible Mushrooms throughout the year from January till December. If you wish to get your hands over the freshly harvested and locally produced mushrooms, check out the following chart to find out the mushroom season in your area.
All types of edible mushrooms are high in fiber and diverse kinds of proteins. They also contain vitamin B as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to build a strong immune system. In particular, white button mushrooms are one of the few sources of vitamin D (the one you get from a sunbath!). They can potentially protect against cancer and Alzheimer and they are packed with potassium.
Another great reason to eat mushrooms is that they are so delicious and fun to cook! You can make the tastiest soup, stuffed cream cheese mushrooms or if you like to up the game, a creamy mushroom meatloaf.Look at the seasons of these fruits & vegetables: