Dried Button Mushrooms
Product of:
Spain
Size:
2.1 oz.
(60g)
Item Number:
28718
Price:
$8.00

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Description
Organic Button Mushrooms, air dried to preserve quality and taste. From Andalusia in southern Spain, our drying process does not use salt, preservatives, colorants or chemicals. We also do not use liquid paraffin or sulfur dioxide. It takes 20 kilos of fresh mushrooms to make one kilo of dried product. Certified organic by Andalusian Committee of Organic Farming, the EU and USDA.
Taste and Pairing
To rehydrate, place the mushrooms in boiling water for two to four minutes. Use in salads, sauces, in stir fry and in stews. Shelf life: two years from production date. Storage: place in cool and dry place, do not refrigerate.
Science
Native to Europe, button mushrooms have grown in the wild since prehistory. Consumed by early hunter-gatherer tribes, the start of large scale cultivation is lost in the mists of history. In Europe, cultivation started in earnest in the 17th century. Button mushrooms are sometimes known as Champignons de Paris, as they were grown in the catacombs under the city. Today, science is finding benefits of mushrooms include support of immune system by augmenting the inner workings on white blood cells, high content of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants contributing to reduction in susceptibility to cancer, including breast cancer.

Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X et al. White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice. Nutrition and Cancer. Volume 60, Issue 6, 2008.

Shiuan C. Anticancer Activities of White Button Mushrooms. The Journal of Nutrition Volume 134, Issue 12S, Dec 2004.

Wu D, Pae M, Ren Z et al. Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activity in C57BL/6 mice. The Journal of Nutrition Volume 137, Issue 6, June 2007

Chen S, Oh SR, Phung S, Hur G, Ye JJ, Kwok SL, Shrode GE, Belury M, Adams LS, Williams D Anti-aromatase activity of phytochemicals in white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). Cancer Research Volume 66 Issue 24, December 2006
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