All mushrooms contain substantial nutrients, including protein, enzymes, B vitamins (especially niacin), and vitamin D2. Mushrooms (and dried mushrooms) are excellent sources of antioxidants as they contain polyphenols and selenium, which are common in the plant world
In our quest to find outstanding new products, we’ve searched for healthy organic foods, practical household solutions, and delectable treats from around the world. This month we’re proud to introduce a line of dried mushrooms from Pistol River Oregon that qualify as both a culinary delight and a nutritional superfood.
Pistol River offers Chanterelles, Black Trumpet, Shiitakes and Porcini mushrooms and a wild mix of six different types of mushrooms. Shiitakes, often called “the medicine mushroom,” are forest-grown on 100% natural oak and are naturally air-dried with no chemicals or pesticides. Dried Shiitakes are less than half the price of fresh Shiitakes, but they retain all the flavor. These mushrooms can be stored for a long time in your freezer so keep some on hand for your next Asian stir fry. Simply soak them in hot tap water for 10 minutes, rinse, blot, slice, and add to your dish.
Shiitake mushrooms have long been recognized as a very good, non-animal source of iron. All mushrooms contain substantial nutrients, including protein, enzymes, B vitamins (especially niacin), and vitamin D2. Mushrooms (and dried mushrooms) are excellent sources of antioxidants as they contain polyphenols and selenium, which are common in the plant world. But they also contain antioxidants that are unique to mushrooms, such as ergothioneine, which scientists are now beginning to recognize as a ‘master antioxidant.’
Porcini Dried Mushrooms have a strong earthy, nutty flavor and grow only in the wild. Black Trumpet Mushrooms, also known as “Horn of Plenty,” grow wild and are harvested from the forests of the Pacific Northwest. They are cleaned and naturally air-dried with no chemicals or pesticides. They have a warm, earthy flavor with smoky overtones that make them great for soups, stews and casseroles. They re-hydrate fast in hot water.
Dried mushrooms are more convenient and affordable. And oh so good for you. Order yours today!