Stuffed mushrooms are common party dishes present at all kinds of celebrations, but this holiday makes them the cause for celebration themselves! You can make some stuffed mushrooms of your own by removing the stems from your mushrooms and stuffing the caps. Cheese, meat, and vegetables are all possible stuffing options. There are so many different varieties of stuffed mushrooms for people with all different preferences and dietary needs. Get out there and find the right recipe for your celebration!
Fun Fungi Facts:
Mushrooms are also called Toadstools
Mushrooms are a type of Fungi
Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin B and minerals like copper and potassium
Traditional Chinese medicine has used mushrooms for medicinal properties
Studies show: “mushrooms can be antibacterial, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. While also helping to reduce blood pressure, moderate blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, enhance the immune system, reduce stress and help in fighting many types of cancer.”
A Portobello mushroom can have more potassium than a banana
Mushrooms are made of 90% water
Mushrooms are referred to as the meat of the vegetable world
There are over 30 species of mushrooms
Mushrooms use to be used for dyeing wool and other fibers
Stuffed mushrooms are said to have come from the same roots as stuffed zucchini coming from- somewhere in Italy. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, restaurants started serving stuffed mushrooms as a delicacy and used expensive ingredients such as hot sausage or crabmeat.
So, grab your favorite ‘shrooms, act like an Italian, put cheese on everything, and have a stuffed mushroom party.