EN on Foods
March 2001 Issue
Mushrooms Boast Good Nutrition and More
The Folklore: In medieval Ireland, mushrooms were thought to be umbrellas for leprechauns. Asians have been eating mushrooms, particularly shiitake, in teas, tonics, tinctures and soups for more than 2,000 years. Mushrooms were once called the "beefsteak of the poor" because no other food comes closest to the taste and texture of meat.
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