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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