We know there’s a lot of pressure on you at mealtimes — they need to be quick, nutritious, and delicious. Here’s how mushrooms can make your meals — and your mealtimes — better.

Better Immunity

Your body works hard to protect you from viruses and bacteria.
But, it takes support from a healthy diet to keep up the fight.

Mushrooms contain nutrients essential to your immune system, including B group vitamins folate, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. Beneficial minerals include potassium, phosphorus, and copper, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of prebiotics, which help support a healthy gut.


“Canada’s Food Guide recommends we enjoy 7–10 servings of vegetables and fruit every day for optimal health! Adding mushrooms to your meals makes this guideline easy to follow because they are an affordable, versatile, and delicious addition to meals your entire family can enjoy. In addition, they are a good source of dietary antioxidants selenium and copper and several B vitamins including Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic acid. We also love mushrooms because they are low in sodium, cholesterol, and calories, making them an excellent choice year-round.”

–Tamara Saslove & Elis Halenko, Registered Dietitians


Better Flavour

What do mushrooms taste like? That’s like asking what a berry tastes like: there are so many kinds that there’s no single answer!

Some offer a mild flavour; some are a little bolder. Cooked mushrooms release layers of rich, savoury taste to complement a meal. Many mushrooms are what you might call “stealth ingredients,” taking on the flavour of what’s around them while adding depth and texture — and health benefits!


“Our favourite way to prepare mushrooms is by using a towel or mushroom brush to dust off any particles on the surface and then throw them in their original packaging in the fridge so we can always have them handy when cooking. We also love buying pre-sliced mushrooms to save time in the kitchen.”

–Tamara Saslove & Elis Halenko, Registered Dietitians


Better Recipes

The beauty of cooking with mushrooms is that they go with the foods and recipes you already make and your family loves.

There’s a way to boost the taste and nutrition of every meal with mushrooms. Dice raw button mushrooms for a dinner salad topper. Sauté chopped crimini mushrooms and blend with ground meat (including plant-based) in your breakfast burrito. Or add whole mushrooms to your favourite kebabs and put them on the grill.

You’ll please even the pickiest eaters with mushrooms.


Canada’s Food Guide recommends we enjoy 7–10 servings of vegetables and fruit every day for optimal health! Adding mushrooms to your meals makes this guideline easy to follow because they are an affordable, versatile, and delicious addition to meals your entire family can enjoy. In addition, they are a good source of dietary antioxidants selenium and copper and several B vitamins including Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic acid. We also love mushrooms because they are low in sodium, cholesterol, and calories, making them an excellent choice year-round.”

–Tamara Saslove & Elis Halenko, Registered Dietitians


Better World

We all want to do our part for the planet. Good news — mushrooms are a sustainable choice that make meals better. Here’s our story:

Canadian mushrooms are grown from coast-to-coast, so they never travel far to get to your local grocery store or supermarket. Mushrooms’ year-round availability also makes them a valuable and reliable food source.

Mushrooms are grown indoors, in environmentally controlled buildings. Farmers can control everything from water usage to electricity, so they only use what’s needed — which studies show isn’t a lot compared to many other foods*. The unique vertical nature of the growing rooms also allows farmers to grow millions of pounds of mushrooms on just a few acres of land.

And, like you, mushroom farmers are big on recycling. They grow their crops on beds of composted agricultural by-products. So not only is all that material diverted from the waste stream but also, after the farmers are done with it, it’s recycled into potting soil to grow even more plants for the planet.

How’s that for a happy ending?

 

*The Mushroom Sustainability Story: Water, Energy and Climate Environmental Metrics 2017 study, produced by leading sustainability analysis and research firm SureHarvest.

 


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Mushrooms make meals better